Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare
Direction: James Macdonald

German translation by Michael Wachsmann

Since Paris abducted the beautiful Helen, the Greeks have been besieging Troy, anxious for revenge. But their fighting spirit is no longer all that it should be. In the Greek camp, Achilles is flirting with Patroclus rather than fighting, while Agamemnon attempts to cover up his lack of authority with bold rhetoric.
In the middle of the besieged city of Troy, Troilus falls in love with Cressida. But immediately after their first night together, Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner and sent to the Greek camp, where Diomedes pays court to her…

»Troilus and Cressida» is the uncompromising portrayal of a senseless war, in which violence destroys every human relationship.

Direction: James Macdonald
Stage and costume design: Stefan Hageneier
Music: Paul Lemp
Dramaturgy: Maja Zade
Light design: Erich Schneider

Aeneas: Christian Sengewald
Nestor: Wolf Aniol
Paris: Ronald Kukulies
Menelaus: Felix Römer
Agamemnon: Falk Rockstroh
Ulysses: Jörg Hartmann
Pandarus: Thomas Bading

Helena: Jenny Schily
Diomedes: Markus Gertken
Patroclus: David Ruland
Cassandra: Ursina Lardi, Claudia Geisler-Bading
Andromache: Christina Geiße
Cressida: Jule Böwe
Achilles: Kay Bartholomäus Schulze
Troilus: Lars Eidinger
Hector: Mark Waschke
Thersites: Robert Beyer
Priamos: Jenny König

Premiered on 25 February 2005