Gertrud by Hjalmar Söderberg Directed by Eirik Stubø
Söderberg’s emancipation drama, written in the tradition of Ibsen’s ‘Nora’ and Strindberg’s ‘Fräulein Julie’ and even going one step further, has been re-discovered for Thalia Theater by Norwegian director Eirik Stubø. Peter Palitzsch successfully staged the first German production of the popular Scandinavian poet’s drama in Hamburg in1980. Since then the play, which was way ahead of its time, has rarely been performed. By following her feelings, Gertrud breaks the rules of the man’s world, but her revolt does not end in a heroic act of self-destruction, as with Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’, rather in a departure and a new beginning.
Premiere on 6th December at Thalia in Gaußstraße