Goethe’s “Faust” in the performance of Peter Stein. The story of a person who wants to reach the limits of his knowledge and his talents – and goes beyond them – is told, with as loving as it is insistent accuracy. His constant failure and the associated devastation, the tireless new beginnings, finally his death and the embedding of his dying into an overarching endowment of meaning form the dramatic arc of poetry.
Director: Peter Stein
Faust: Bruno Ganz
Junger Faust: Christian Nickel
Mephistopheles: Johann Adam Oest, Robert Hunger-Bühler,
Christine Oesterlein, ein schwarzer Königspudel
Gretchen: Dorothee Hartinger
Helena: Corinna Kirchhoff