In 1979, deep in the Cold War, Hamlet – in Heiner Müller’s equally radical and epochal Shakespeare-paraphrase Hamletmaschine – is at a crossroads between the systems, worn down by ossified ideologies, numbed by brutality and banality. In 2022, more than 40 years later, Ophelia takes his place. In Magda Romanska’s post-dramatic response to Müller, she attempts to take over the narrative as the author of her own fragmented story: A lover and a madwoman on the debris of Western values and goods. Opheliamaschine, directed by Lithuanian director Uršulė Barto, is the first work in the series WORX.
You set the price for your visit to the theatre
Discover the new supporting programme for emerging theatre makers at Berliner Ensemble: Until the end of October, you won’t pay for your visit to performances of the WORX-series until after the show – and you decide how much it is worth to you! Tickets for Opheliamaschine can be booked from 18 June via our webshop or via the box office. Up to two tickets may be reserved per performance and the seating is open at all pay-what-you-want-performances of WORX.