denungewertherslidelser is Goethe’s immortal novel that started an avalanche of suicides, put in the hands of the experimental director Sargun Oshana.
Werther cannot find ease. He is madly in love with Lotte but Lotte is engaged to Albert. It is eating Werther up. His emotions won’t leave him alone, he is constantly troubled by his aching heart and it is driving him mad.
“Den unge Werthers lidelser” by Goethe from 1774 is considered a masterpiece of the romantic era. A classic “Sturm und Drang” story about a choleric and romantic young man who perishes in despair over impossible love. When the novel was published, a hysterical wave of suicides hit amongst young people suffering from “Weltschmerz” and unhappy love. For the same reason the novel was forbidden, amongst other places in Copenhagen.
The director Sargun Oshana has received awards for his uncompromising and innovative work as a director at Aarhus Theatre. He will use his tools on Denungewertherslidelser and the fight between convention and love. You will experience a passionate love triangle where everyone wishes to love and be loved. Wishes to find peace in love. Wishes to love to the end.
The performance is a co-production with Aarhus Teater.
The performance is based on The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe, translated by Frank Jæger, published by Gyldendal, produced in collaboration with Gyldendal Group Agency.