Hamburg (dpa) – The Hamburger Schauspielhaus wants to face the state of the world in the coming season.

“Many materials raise the question of the relationship between the individual and the state and therefore also the question of a balance between the rights to individual liberty and the compelling needs,” said artistic director Karin Beier in Hamburg on Friday. . In addition to new productions, the program also includes already experienced and currently preview productions, including “Kindwohl” by Ian McEwan (director: Karin Beier) and “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad (director: Frank Castorf).

Czech director Dušan David Pařízek will direct the current novel “Revolution” by Belarusian writer Viktor Martinowitsch on April 30, 2022. “The novel can be read as a commentary on the protests in Belarus,” Beier said. The book, which was confiscated and banned immediately after publication, deals with “human seducibility, power, greed – and a system that controls the individual.” The state apparatus manipulates all areas of social life. Nevertheless, Martinovich, who was connected to the live broadcast, does not want to flee Belarus “because I am not guilty”.

The season will open on September 3 with the Hamburg premiere of the acclaimed “Richard the Kid & the King” based on William Shakespeare, directed by Karin Henkel with Lina Beckmann in the lead role.

Then come three world premieres: “What Nina know” by David Grossman, directed by Dušan David Pařízek, “J’accuse! by René Pollesch under his own direction and “Die Räuber der Herzen” after Friedrich Schiller under the direction of Bonn Park. Also in September, Dostoevsky’s “Brothers Karamazov” will celebrate their premiere (director: Oliver Frljić).

The Danish-Austrian performance collective Signa presents the installation “Die Ruhe” in the Altona Post Office – “a center of regeneration in which people can cognitively renew themselves”. But humor is not left out either, with in particular a musical review on “Günther Gründgens”, the fictitious brother of Gustaf Gründgens.

Viktor Bodo also directs the review “33 Variations on Haydn’s Skull” by Péter Esterházy and the anarcho trio Studio Braun, composed of Heinz Strunk, Rocko Schamoni and Jacques Palminger, presents “Coolhaze”, his version of “Michael Kohlhaas” by Heinrich von Kleist.