PHOTO: © Schaubühne / Franziska Lantermann

Die Möwe

Theater Theater
In the organizer's words:
Summer, a country house after sunset. Konstantin, together with Nina, with whom he is madly in love, has prepared an open-air performance that will revolutionize theater and usher in a new age in the arts. Konstantin is the author and director of the groundbreaking monologue; Nina, who dreams of becoming an actress, plays. In the audience sit Konstantin's uncle, the owner of the country house, friends and neighbors, but above all there sit those for whose praise and recognition Konstantin hopes the most: his mother, the famous actress Arkadina, and her lover, the successful author Trigorin. But Konstantin's worst fears come true: Even before the play is over, Arkadina begins to publicly and unrestrainedly mock her son's meager talent. Constantine, deeply offended, loses his nerve and a quarrel breaks out. Over the next days and weeks the situation becomes more and more unbearable: Nina is attracted to Trigorin, Trigorin feels flattered by this, Arkadina becomes more and more jealous and Konstantin gets into an existential personal and artistic crisis ... Thomas Ostermeier stages Chekhov's play about two fundamentally different generations of artists and about a group of people who seek their happiness in art and in love. The most diverse shades of love are revealed: the young and the old, the reciprocated and the never fulfilled, the short-lasting and the lifelong. This content has been machine translated.


Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Kurfürstendamm 153 10709 Berlin