A woman sits on a stool and looks up at the ceiling of the room. There are many stacks of books around her. In one hand she is holding an open book with a rectangle cut out of its pages. In the other hand she is holding a small figure.
© Alexandra Thompson
A woman sits on a stool and looks up at the ceiling of the room. There are many stacks of books around her. In one hand she is holding an open book with a rectangle cut out of its pages. In the other hand she is holding a small figure.
© Alexandra Thompson
International Summer Festival 2024
Performance / Music / Theatre

Nesterval

A Dirty Faust

Immersive performance for theater addicts - and those who typically do not enjoy theater: The sensational theater troupe Nesterval will perform for three weeks in an empty school, blending Goethe, 80s dance movies, and the advocacy for abortion rights.

Tickets:

38 Euro (conc. from 20 Euro, 50% with Festivalkarte)

Dates

The Nestroy Prize-winning community theater guerrilla Nesterval transforms historical material into immersive theater experiences, where the audience moves through scenes and spaces in small groups. Last Summer Festival, Nesterval’s DIE NAMENLOSEN in an old harbor-warehouse was one of the fastest-selling plays, with long waiting lists. For their latest project, A DIRTY FAUST, the Viennese group is now interweaving Goethe’s classic with 80’s dance movies to create a play about the question of physical self-determination in the context of abortion. In Hamburg, the former Seilerstraße elementary school transforms into the Hotel Nesterval for three weeks. Here, the audience is immersed in an experience featuring peculiar guests across 47 rooms. A washed-up hotelier engages in a high-stakes bet with an illusionist, wagering nothing less than the soul of each guest. The three-hour play can take a different course each evening and presents a highly topical subject as an intense theatrical experience. The play is in German, please check our website for more information on access in English.

A woman sits on a stool and looks up at the ceiling of the room. There are many stacks of books around her. In one hand she is holding an open book with a rectangle cut out of its pages. In the other hand she is holding a small figure.
© Alexandra Thompson
In a room with lots of plants and fairy lights, many people stand together in a loose group. Three people in the foreground are dancing and raising their arms in the air. The other people seem to be talking.
© Kampnagel
Two people are sitting on a double bed, looking in opposite directions and facing away from each other.
© Kampnagel
A man and a woman are sitting on a bed. The man is looking at the woman and has his head resting thoughtfully on his hand. The woman - in the foreground of the picture - throws her hands to her head and has her face painfully consumed.
© Kampnagel
A man lies motionless, with his eyes open, on a fur coat on the floor. A woman is kneeling next to his head, only her legs are visible. She is wearing a white nesting stocking and silver sandals.
© Kampnagel
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With: Nesterval

Artistic Director, Director Martin Finnland Script Teresa Löfberg, Eva Deutsch, Martin Finnland Dramaturgy Tove Grün Cast Alkis Vlassakakis, Sven Diestel, Mio Riedl, Stefan Pauser, Rita Brandneulinger, Johannes Scheutz, Gisa Fellerer, Peter Kraus, Chiara Seide, Willy Mutzenpachner, Laura Hermann, Martin Walkner, Romy Hrubeš, Martin Finnland, Sarah Plochl, Christopher Wurmdobler, Aston Matters, Géraldine Schabraque, Laura "Locke" Athanasiadis, Chris Pfannebecker Set design Andrea Konrad Costume Dritan Kosovrasti Choreography Marcelo Doño Sound design Alkis Vlassakakis Composition Julian Muldoon Technical direction, Production Nesterval Lukas Saller Production Management Nesterval Gioia Morgan Production Management Kampnagel Junior Barros Head of Technical Department International Summer Festival Kampnagel Markus Both Head of Production International Summer Festival Kampnagel Raphaela Rößler Technical Project Management Kampnagel Doria Worden Concept, Applications, Archive Martin Walanka Graphics Rita Brandneulinger Communication Christopher Wurmdobler Editing Gisa Fellerer Trailer Alkis Vlassakakis Assistant Director Laura Athanasiadis Production Assistant Mathilda Schnatafee Internship Eileen Polnau Costume Internship Misha Tavazoni Accounting, Office Doris Panzer

Special Thanks to Johannes Felber and the Friends of Nesterval (especially Andrea & Valerie Lenk, Andreas Kauba, Clemens and Katharina Pallitsch, Edmund Weninger, Gerald Timelthaler, Kaya Alina Knapp, Markus Kellner, Martin Hinterndorfer, Michael Brandtner and Michael Marker) as well as Nikolaus Vogler and (PHKV Rechtsanwälte) and René Lipkovich (SLT Siart Lipkowvich & Team)

Coproduction International Summer Festival Kampnagel based on the co-production with brut Wien 2017.

Supported by Federal Ministry Republic for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES), Friends of Nesterval