Heart of Stone

by Wilhelm Hauff | adapted for the stage by Frank Alexander Engel
puppet theatre for 10 year olds and older | duration: 80 minutes
Director: Frank Alexander Engel
Stage design, puppets and costumes: Kerstin Schmidt and Frank Alexander Engel
Music and sound: Nis Søgaard

Cast: Kathrin Blüchert, Kristine Stahl, Heinrich Bennke, Paul Günther, Tomas Mielentz

What is better: wealth or reason?

The young charcoal maker Peter Munk is dissatisfied with his badly paid, low esteemed work. He dreams of being rich and respected. Two spirits in the Black Forest could fulfil his wishes. But at what cost? The friendly glass man helps him to gain riches and respect, but without the necessary common sense Peter eventually loses everything. So all he can do is go to the demonic Dutch-Michael. But in return he demands Peter’s heart of flesh and blood. Dutch-Michael exchanges this for a heart of stone and promises Peter: "Neither fear nor fright, neither stupid sympathy nor sorrow can move such a heart". Peter now has to decide what is essential for him in his life …

The realization of this production was supported by the Sparkassenstiftung Erfurt.

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