Mr Puntila and his man Matti

By Bertolt Brecht with Music by Paul Dessau
Thu 20.04.
07:30 PM
Sat 22.04.
07:30 PM
sold out
Remaining tickets possibly at the box office
  • Premieren-Abo
Sun 23.04.
06:00 PM
Wed 03.05.
07:30 PM
Thu 04.05.
07:30 PM
  • Anschließend Publikumsgespräch mit dem Ensemble.
  • with English surtitles
Sat 27.05.
07:30 PM
Coming Soon
Sun 28.05.
06:00 PM
Coming Soon
  • with English surtitles
Großes Haus

Land-owner Puntila is unhappy with his lot because his power and his riches have left him lonely and isolated. That is why he gets drunk and, in his inebriation, showers his workers with affection and promises of better working conditions. He wants his labourer Matti, a “good man”, to marry his daughter Eva, not some influential attaché. But then the next morning inevitably brings sobriety and all vows are forgotten – the domineering nature of the capitalist classes rules once more.  

Bertolt Brecht’s comedy "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti" illustrates the futility of believing in a “kind capitalist’s” ability to reform. How long should we wait for a better world created by the kindness of the powerful? From which point on should those who sustain the system through the work of their own hands take charge of their own well-being? In the end, Brecht asks: Who fights against whom – who exploits whom – and, above all: Who will prevail against whom?

Casts & Staff

as Puntila
as Richter / Laina / Schmuggleremma
as Attaché / Kuhmädchen
as Ober / Probst / Apothekerfräulein / Fina
as Advokat / Telefonistin

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Freund:innen des Berliner Ensembles