theater an der ruhr

das kalte herz

Monday, 19. Juni, 11.00 Uhr

in co-production with FFT Düssseldorf

The Cold Heart based on the fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff
Directed by: Jo Fabian
Set design: Jo Fabian
Costumes: Katharina Lautsch
Dramaturgy: Sven Schlötcke
Performers: Wolf Gerlach, Annegret Thiemann, Helge Salnikau, Matthias Horn, Boris Schwiebert, Gabriella Weber, Rupert J. Seidl
Performing rights: The theatre company

Duration: 105 Minutes, ages 6 and up
Venue: Theater an der Ruhr, Akazienallee 61, 45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr

The poor charcoal maker Peter Munk desperately longs for riches and success. In his despair, he turns to the dreaded Dutch-Michael, who many fear is a demon, and makes a pact with him: He agrees to trade his heart for a cold stone in exchange for immeasurable riches. However, from then on he no longer takes delight in anything ...

Wilhelm Hauff `s novella is both an eerily beautiful, romantic fairy tale and an absurd journey through the depths of the human soul. Jo Fabian has staged this work as a magical adventure for children, teens and adults.

"Jo Fabian has staged Wilhelm Hauff `s "The Cold Heart" as an entertaining and imaginative evening for the entire family. Social hardship, greed, deceit and murder are serious topics, yet Fabian takes an amusingly grotesque approach full of good humour."
Neue Ruhr Zeitung, 20.11.2015