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fairy tales - really grim!

The specially developed format of two half-hour fairy tales per performance brings to light how closely the crude charm of these fairy tales, their disconcerting comedy, and the unwieldy shudder are linked to their very own fears and hopes.

Froschkönig © Daniel Wetzel

Frog Prince

The light at the bottom of the well is perhaps the moon? And PLATCH! There it is already fallen into the well: No, not the child, just his favorite toy. Happens. But who the hell is this funny frog who promises to bring it back up? What does he think he's doing, stalking the girl - based only on a childish white lie - plop plop into her home? To sit at his table, to eat from his plate and even to sleep with him in his bed? Hello, are you still there?

The father coldly dictates to his daughter: "What you have promised, you have to keep! Not so with us" With us no frogs are kissed, only because they claim to be enchanted princes! Because who says A, must GAR NOTHING! Our princess knows how to defend herself in a bigoted adult world and the frog ends up exactly where it belongs: on the wall: PLATCH!

(Bringing parents to this fairy tale is at your own risk).


Oh how good it is that no one knows.... What the title of this fairy tale is. For who, pray tell, is this completely over-the-top creature who suddenly appears here, completely unasked, in the miller's daughter's dark chamber? Who, for heaven's sake, transforms this dungeon within seconds into a show stage of international format? Man, it's on the tip of your tongue... But it's also like milking mice: just when one succeeds, "More!" is shouted from all sides. And so the beautiful miller's daughter spins straw into gold and cries and spins and cries and spins. The king, this Grimm's Scrooge McDuck, actually demands more and more. So the miller's daughter, in her greatest need, promises her first-born to the little man who rushes to her rescue. It's just too bad that no one knows his name! Because without it, she will never see her child again.

Will she get the child back in the end? Well, that depends on how carefully the audience has studied the play...

Admission from 4 years.

(Program in German)
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Pfefferberg - Theater