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Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti

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In the organizer's words:
The manor owner Puntila suffers from himself, because his power and property leave him alone. That's why he gets drunk and, while intoxicated, showers his employees with affection and promises of better working conditions; his servant Matti, a "good man", should marry his daughter Eva, not some influential attaché. But then: always the next morning, sobriety, forgetting everything vowed - it is capital and the imperiousness of its class that rules. Bertolt Brecht's comedy "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti" demonstrates the futile belief in the ability of the "benevolent capitalist" to reform. How long should one hope for a better world through the kindness of the powerful? At what point are those who maintain the system with their own hands responsible for standing up for themselves as well? "Who overthrows whom?" asks Brecht at the end: who fights whom, who exploits whom - and above all: who overthrows whom? The Austrian-Bulgarian director CHRISTINA TSCHARYISKI has been invited several times with her works to the Radikal jung Festival in Munich. With her fourth production at the Berliner Ensemble, she continues her examination of political conditions after Brecht's "Die Mutter" (2021) and Elfriede Jelinek's "Schwarzwasser" (2021). This content has been machine translated.


Berliner Ensemble Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1 10117 Berlin

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