class="">BEWARE OF PITY / UNGEDULD DES HERZENS by Stefan Zweig

BEWARE OF PITY / UNGEDULD DES HERZENS by Stefan Zweig

26 October | 21:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Studio Hall

27 October | 19:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Studio Hall

Young soldier Hofmiller is invited to Baron Kekesfalva’s castle. The soirée is a success: Hofmiller manages to entertain with one amusing anecdote after another. Inebriated by his accomplishment, he asks Edith, the host’s daughter, for a dance.

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Cast :

Robert Beyer
Marie Burchard
Johannes Flaschberger
Christoph Gawenda
Moritz Gottwald
Laurenz Laufenberg
Eva Meckbach

Directed by : Simon McBurney
Co-Direction: James Yeatman
Stage Design : Anna Fleischle
Costume Design : Holly Waddington
Lighting Design : Paul Anderson
Sound Design : Pete Malkin
Sound Associate : Benjamin Grant
Video Design: Will Duke
Dramaturgy : Maja Zade

Length: 2 h (no intermission)

Co-production Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin & Complicité, London

English and Romanian surtitles

Suitable for ages 12 and above

But Edith blanches. Hofmiller recognises he has committed a faux pas, but only when the girl’s cousin explains that Edith is paralised does he comprehend the extent of his offence and flees the castle. The following morning he sends flowers and Edith retaliates with an invitation to tea. Soon, Hofmiller is a daily guest at the castle, not noticing that the mentally fragile Edith has fallen desperately in love with him. When Hofmiller understands the truth, he proposes marriage, but once Edith realises that this has only happened out of pity, her initial delight mutates into a despairing rage…