Macbeth – Blood will have blood

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The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!”

Perennially popular, Shakespeare’s tragedy recounts the bloody rise to power and eventual downfall of its protagonist. A war hero, the great general Macbeth is admired by his soldiers, his peers and even his king. Goaded on by the sinister witches of the Scottish heathlands and his ambitious wife, but most of all by his own unyielding ambition, Macbeth attains the throne of Scotland through deceit, treachery and murder to become a tyrant plagued by guilt and paranoia. The play contains some of Shakespeare’s most powerful poetry and remains an engrossing – and still regrettably topical – study on how a basically decent man becomes a ruthless dictator.

The Provisional Players presents seven performances of Shakespeare’s masterpiece at the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmsstr. 50, Tübingen).

Performaces:
Monday May 18, Tuesday May 19,
Wednesday May 20, Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 at 8pm.
Saturday May 23 at 2pm and 8pm.
Tickets: €6 at the door or via provisionalplayers@gmail.com

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in DUBLIN

Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, performed in Dublin at the Sean O'Casey Theatre, 20/21 MAR 2015, 8PM

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, performed in Dublin at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, 20/21 MAR 2015, 8PM

The Provisional Players are going to Dublin again, and again to the Sean O’Casey Theatre – a great location and lovely hosts.

WHEN: 20th and 21st of March 2015, 8pm

WHERE: Sean O’Casey Theatre, St Mary’s Rd, East Wall, Dublin

About the play:

September 1941. Copenhagen.

In the midst of the Second World War, German physicist Werner Heisenberg visits his old
friend and mentor Niels Bohr in Nazi-occupied Denmark.

Why did he come? Did he try to convey information about a German nuclear program
to the most well-connected scientist in occupied Europe? Or did he try to spy on an Allied
program? Or did he come for an altogether different reason? It’s only clear that after this
visit a life-long friendship was broken beyond repair, and Heisenberg and Bohr tried to
figure out for the rest of their lives how things could have gone so wrong.

In Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play “Copenhagen” they get another chance – this time from
beyond the grave – to understand what happened. Joined by Margrethe Bohr they grapple
with the thing most difficult to understand of all – man himself.

 

 

16-20.02.2015: The Man Who Was Thursday – A Nightmare

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Featuring life music by “Call me Heike“!

Experience G. K Chesterton’s  masterpieceThe Man Who Was Thursday” in a brand new stage adaptation!

Follow Syme into the nightmare where the Central Anarchist Council tries to overthrow the governments of Europe, and only Syme can stop this conspiracy. See Syme on the run from the anarchists’ hordes, fighting tooth and nail to survive and uncover the secret identities of the Council of Days.Who is friend, who is foe?
Should Anarchists really have a Central Council?
And who is the mysterious Sunday?Part metaphysical thriller, part Kafkaesque comedy, “The Man Who Was Thursday” explores a world where nothing is what it seems to be, and a nightmare is something you might never wake up from.

Performances: 16. – 20. February 2015, 8pm
in the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmstr. 50, Tuebingen).
Get your tickets for 5 EUR at the door or or (please!) make a reservation
at  provisionalplayers@gmail.com

 

Coming soon: Around the World in 80 Days

The Provisional Players present the spectacle of our generation!

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Follow Phileas Fogg on his race around the world, through exotic locations, across  oceans and deserts,  attacked by Indians, hounded by detectives for robbing the Bank of England, rescuing maidens from horrible fates and preventing a nosy journalist from discovering his most valued secret,  while the clock keeps ticking and obstacles pile upon obstacles.

Get the whole story – does it really make sense to travel around the world in a balloon, at  which point did Phileas Fogg decide to go to the moon, and what is Captain Nemo doing in all of this?

This and a lot more in the Provisonal Players’ take on Jules Verne’s beloved classics  (yes, plural!), only in the Brechtbau Theatre.

Where: Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstrasse 50, Tuebingen
When: Mon – Fri, 8-12/07/2013, 8pm

Tickets: 5 Euros at the door or at provisionalplayers@googlemail.com