Eldorado

by Marius von Mayenburg
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier


World premiere

Anton and his wife Thekla have moved into a new house, and his job also seems to be going well. But then Anton’s boss Aschenbrenner finds out that Anton has forged his signature and fires him. Anton is desperate, but at home he pretends that nothing has happened. How long can he keep it up? When will he give himself away? And how will Thekla react when she discovers the truth?

Before the background of a bombed-out city and the unscrupulous deals of the New Economy, Mayenburg tells the story of a social climber who falls again, asking whether private and professional happiness can be separated.

Marius von Mayenburg has been a house author at the Schaubühne since 1999. »Eldorado» is the fourth play by Marius von Mayenburg to be performed at the Schaubühne.

Stage design: Jan Pappelbaum
Music: Christine Söring, Matthias Trippner
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier
Costume design: Almut Eppinger
Dramaturgy: Maja Zade
Light design: Erich Schneider

Thekla: Stephanie Eidt
Oskar: André Szymanski
Aschenbrenner: Dieter Mann
Greta: Ingrid Andree
Manuela: Judith Engel
Anton: Matthias Matschke

Premiered on 11 Dezember 2004