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by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Guests need to imagine the following situation: They arrive in a large city. They stroll around, enjoy the polyphonic coexistence of the most diverse people, roam through upscale districts and run-down neighborhoods. And there, in a super-expensive neighborhood, they discover a dilapidated, dilapidated house squeezed between swank buildings: the windows tacked shut, no doorbell, no doorplate, nothing.

Szene aus "Das öde Haus"
Szene aus "Das öde Haus" © Michael Felsch

Naturally, they wonder what's wrong with it. "Quite by chance" they receive information that leads them to suspect an unsightly secret. They begin to observe the house and discover signs of "concealment and obfuscation" Would it be possible that really terrible things are happening in this house, someone is being held captive, tortured, tortured...!

The student Theodor from the South German province gets into exactly such a situation in the story The Desolate House, written by E. T. A. Hoffmann during his time in Berlin.

Theodor becomes increasingly suspicious: What dark machinations are being concealed here? He is drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of the barren house.

(Program in German)
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Participating artists
Heribert Gietz
Yael Schüler
Jan Viethen
Patricio Tonato
Or Sarfati
C. Kernich
Jens-Uwe Behrend
Mali Haustrate Ohana
Sibille Roth
Melanie Gebker
Felix Goldmann