based on Thomas Mann
About This Production
This is the third time that Sebastian Hartmann brings an epochal work of world literature to the Theatertreffen-stage. He dissolves all of the formally rigorous plotlines in Thomas Mann’s “Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain)” about Hans Castorp’s seven-year sojourn in a sanatorium on the eve of the First World War and transfers them into an intense rush of images. Seven actors wander through an incessant snow-storm, circling a recurring question in manifold, disturbing monologues: What is the body in the course of time? Originally planned for a physically present audience, the production was radically adjusted for live streaming by Hartmann’s team. This new set-up shows video artist Tilo Baumgärtel’s worlds of images and Samuel Wiese’s music to even greater advantage.
Der Zauberberg. Linda Pöppel, Manuel Harder, Niklas Wetzel. © Arno Declair
Der Zauberberg. Ensemble. © Arno Declair