Gruesome Playground Injuries

Doug and Kayleen meet at the age of eight at the school nurse’s office. With tender, bruised care they feel the thorns in each other’s paws and become bonded for life. In the span of thirty years, the two drift in and out of shared moments and realities that morph into precious yet prickly jewels. …

3 Rounds of Screaming

The show is ON! TWO NIGHTS ONLY! Book your tickets now at https://www.neues-schauspiel-leipzig.de/details/english-theatre-leipzig-nsl-present-three-rounds-of-screaming,1525 English Theatre Leipzig in association with Neues Schauspiel Leipzig presents3 Rounds of Screaming“A Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov“Struggle Session” from “Offices” by Ethan Coen“Debate” from “Almost an Evening” by Ethan Coen

Land

a devised piece directed by Rafael Wolff Do you still even remember them? Droplets of water hugging your skin. Grasping the ocean in which you… in which we were floating. All the while, those fleeting moments simply dissolve into salty waves, helping you to shore like many others before them. Pulling you to new lands. LAND …

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is a four-part play with a socially-distanced cast of seven. The original version by Rostand runs over two and a half hours, but this new adaption by Peter Hubbard will take less than half that time! Depending on the situation in September, English Theatre Leipzig presents romance, excitement, French people and poetry, …

Philoctetes

We regret to announce that we will be postponing the final performances of Philoctetes to a later date due to COVID-19. Please keep an eye out here for our new dates once they are secured. Further information is available here. ETL’s next production is Sophocles’ Philoctetes, an ancient Greek tragedy newly adapted and with an …

30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

MAN. Statement. Statement. Statement. Question? WOMAN. Agreement. MAN. Reassured statement. Confident statement. Confident statement. Overconfident statement. WOMAN. Question? Thus begins the dialogue of TITLE, one of the 30 Neo-Futurist plays, the argumentative first date ending with WOMAN exiting and MAN destroyed at a table. A scene you might have lived through yourself; the conversation feeling …

Eurydice

Water, one of the classical four elements, is vital for our existence. Without it, almost all the plants and animals inhabiting our planet will soon wither and die. Life itself arose from those massive reservoirs of free-standing water we call oceans. Yet it is also the great destroyer. Over time, the rains will wear away …

[Exit Stage Right]

As we can see currently with the trainwreck that is Brexit, taking one‘s leave of another often has … issues. The feelings and emotions evoked by “goodbye“ are numerous and often complex. And we all must deal with this experience of separation many times in our lives. Is it chaos; like Brexit, or a golden …

The Mysterious Mr Love

English Theatre Leipzig revisits its debut production of Karoline Leach’s 1997 play in an edition since updated and expanded from the original by the author. George, the eponymous Mr Love, is an aging, jaded con man whose habitual method of relieving unsuspecting spinsters of their life savings meets its match in the innocent, mousy milliner …

Proof

English Theatre Leipzig presents David Auburn’s Proof (2000), a play about maths, mental illness, and family tensions. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician, had to put her plans to study on hold while she cared for her father, Robert, who suffered from mental illness at the end of his life. Now, with her father …

Closer

English Theatre Leipzig proudly presents the award winning drama CLOSER, an elaborate character study of two couples as they engage in a complicated web of temptation and fulfillment. The plot revolves around infatuation and is the ultimate game of cat and mouse. All of the characters become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak some …

The Arsonists

A Moral Play without a Moral The city is plagued by arsonists posing as salesmen, charming their way into people’s homes and setting their attics on fire. Of course, something like this could never happen to successful businessman Gottlieb Biedermann, who has it all figured out. But occasionally we all need a little humanity and …

Venus in Fur

First-time theatre director Thomas is desperately looking for a leading lady for his new play – also called VENUS IN FUR – when in walks Vanda, an “actrice”, but perhaps the most unlikely candidate for the role. She is obnoxious and loud – not at all what Thomas had in mind for the part. But …

Body Awareness

It’s “Body Awareness” week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in their home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at …

Roberto Zucco

Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is a powerful psychological thriller based on an infamous true story. The play follows a young lost soul driven to commit terrible crimes, seemingly without motive. Italian Roberto Succo, aged 18, was sent to prison after violently murdering his parents. 5 years later, he escaped and went on the run, …