The 10 Selected Productions

Die Odyssee (The Odyssey)

A wandering journey, based on Homer

Thalia Theater, Hamburg

Premiere 20 May 2017
Die Odyssee

Die Odyssee. Thomas Niehaus, Paul Schröder

© Armin Smailovic

  • 1h 50, no interval
  • Language no problem

Past Dates

Public discussion on 20 May, following the performance

FRI 11 May 2018, 18:00
Public Viewing, Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz

SAT 12 May 2018, 20:15
3sat TV recording

What do you do when your progenitor is a dominant father figure, shrouded in mythology and never at home, because he is off having adventures that can’t even be verified? You bring the hero into your room and make mincemeat of his incredible tales. In “The Odyssey – A wandering journey”, Antú Romero Nunes tells the story of Odysseus’ sons Telemachus and Telegonous: How they finally meet as young men and go on to assimilate their father’s violent stories together. Nunes builds this fraternal chamber drama in the face of the massive paternal vacancy on hoopla and virtuoso slapstick, propelling it through all conceivable psychological and pop-cultural stages of emotionality, into escalation and back out again. With the help of only apparently harmless cabaret acts and a specially invented art-language, actors Thomas Niehaus and Paul Schröder develop a fierce fantasy of emancipation. Smellt nach aventiure!

Directed by Antú Romero Nunes
Stage and Costume Design Jennifer Jenkins, Matthias Koch
Music Johannes Hofmann
Associate Music Max Kühn
Lighting Design Tilmann Cassens
Dramaturgy Matthias Günther

Thomas Niehaus
Paul Schröder