DER UNTERGANG DES HAUSES USHER

Edgar Allan Poe dedicated his work “to those who feel rather than to those who think — to the dreamers and those who put faith in dreams as in the only realities …”. He writes about schizophrenic daydreamers and hypersensitive murderers, about obsessed lovers and obsessive hysterics. His heroes lure us to places of fear and terror, to that terra incognita between life and death. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is widely regarded as the epitome of his particular brand of horror. The melancholy recluse Roderick Usher devotes himself exclusively to poetry and music, together with his dearly beloved twin sister, Madeline. A childhood friend visiting them at their house immediately notices a crack in the wall upon arriving. One stormy night, he witnesses the house’s demise, which is inextricably linked with the mental breakdown of its tormented inhabitants.

 

burgtheater

Saison 2021/22

PREMIERE

DER UNTERGANG DES HAUSES USHER

nach motiven von Edgar Allen Poe

KOPRODUKTION MIT DER RUHRTRIENNALE

Regie: BARBARA FREY

Bühne: MARTIN ZEHETGRUBER

Mitarbeit Bühne: STEPHANIE WAGNER

Kostüme: ESTHER GEREMUS

Musik: BARBARA FREY, JOSH SNEESBY

Licht: RAINER KÜNG, MICHAEL HOFER, FRIEDRICH ROM

Dramaturgie: ANDREAS KARLAGANIS
 

Barbara Frey – theatre director, musician and, as of this year, artistic director of the Ruhrtriennale – takes the audience on a multilingual, musical journey into the mind of the great US American master of the grotesque. Her staging of Poe’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER features actors and musicians from London, Budapest and Vienna.
 

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