Felix – the Lucky One – son of a bankrupt manufacturer of sparkling wine, is a master in the art of showing people exactly what they want to see in him. His special kind of luck is being able to be anything in a world of forgeries, a world that no longer knows any truth. So he is what he seems to be, authentic in deceit, an expert of creative self-marketing. The director and author Alexander Eisenach will write a play about the confidence trickster as the epitome of modern mankind, constantly self-producing (premiere in December). As a prelude, he will look at the supreme example from literary history: "Felix Krull" – Thomas Mann’s captivating parody of the artistry of brilliant appearances which, in the end, produce the very thing that they are not: life itself – a veritable con.
We regularly present performances of "Felix Krull" with English surtitles. You can find the dates here. Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.
“An imaginative, pun-filled storm of connotations.”
“They perform, play and fake it like there’s no tomorrow. Marc Oliver Schulze opens the dance with a virtuoso violin number.”
"The excellent ensemble manage to make the slapstick charming instead of cringy, landing every laugh they are going for, making it easy enough to deceive yourself into having a good time."