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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 connected with everyone's very own fears and hopes. And the stage becomes a colorful table of gifts, with something for everyone: highly entertaining fun.

Jorinde und Joringel
Jorinde und Joringel © Daniel Wetzel

Jorinde and Joringel

...loves Joringel loves Jorinde loves... yes, beautiful!

But only when hearts break, love becomes great, only fear and pain of irretrievable loss teaches us to appreciate it. A fairy tale, finely spun from poetic stammering, from love, madness, death, rapture and magic, grips us with a cold hand to the heart, until with a bleak, sore sigh it finally holds still forever. Whoever thinks that there is no more room for romantic feelings is mistaken! Jorinde loves Joringel: and only when they have died do they love forever.

Princess on the Pea

Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess. A real and true princess. What else? But what is that, a real, genuine and true princess? The king's daughter he finds is not "white as snow" and "red as blood" or particularly delicate and noble... This princess is rather headstrong. And who actually decides the choice of princess?

A fairy tale about the search and the unusual methods of searching for love, about the way of talking to and about princesses, and about a pea or something similar.

The new fairy tale Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen is a rebellion against being a princess. A rebellion against clichés inherent in fairy tales.

The Hexenberg Ensemble presents a "Hexenberg Special" directed by Laura Esther Wimmer

- not a Grimm, but ANDERS-en.

(Program in  German)
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