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City of Faith
PREMIERE – 2019/05/30
Artistic Direction:
Stefan Herrmann

Project Management:
Maria Llabres

Scenography:
Jan Patrick Brandt

Dramaturgy: 
Angelo Lancuba

Assistent Director:
Christina Siegert

Cast:
Paul Hölters
Hannah Glaser
Helena Becker
Hussam Alkhouri
Sofia Plich
Ursula Gittel
Judith Gittel
Varvara
Valeria
Pejman Khalidi
Taher Majidi Puja
Hang
Katharina 
Lilia
Hanna
Avsin

Premiere: 2019/05/30
Sommerblut-Festival Köln









The ring parable from the play “Nathan the Wise” by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing is a key text of the Enlightenment. In times of technological disruption and fast progessing modernization, one might think that religion and faith no longer play a role. But the opposite is true: the gods are returning and Cologne is their capital. No other German city has as many different religious communities.

The district Chorweiler is particularly representative of these. Within a very small area there live people of many different religious denominations and follow their respective religious practices. They all stand on stage as a “chorus of believers” and weave their personal stories and creeds into the famous Ring Parable by Lessing.

Stefan Herrmann goes on a research trip to a district, which is notorious and yet endearing. The “chorus of believers” is searching for answers to the eternal questions: Why do we believe? Why don’t we?



Photos © Stefan Herrmann









Mark