Luther

[Luther]
4F / 8M

Wittenberg, 1540. The apocalypse seems nigh as a heatwave and water shortages result in parched fields and farm animals dying of thirst. The populace begins to grumble. Is this our punishment for the teachings of Martin Luther the reformer, for rejecting the Catholic faith and breaking away from Rome? Is this the work of Satan? Luther believes his life’s work to be under threat and launches an offensive against the demons. Also troubled is Luther’s follower, the artist Lucas Cranach. Now mayor of Wittenberg, Cranach is hunting for a scapegoat and finds Prista Frühbottin, a woman who has been accused of witchcraft and is executed in order to re-establish peace and order.

In his 2017 novel Evangelio, »a great, sensuous and drastic delight« (WDR), Feridun Zaimoglu observed Luther translating the Bible in Wartburg Castle. Co-authored with Günter Senkel, this play shows Luther as an aging fundamentalist. Religious protest has become Protestantism, a movement which will use whatever means are necessary to prop up the social order and enforce the law.

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu (born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia) grew up in Germany and studied Art and Human Medicine in Kiel. His first novel Kanak Sprak appeared in 1995 followed by numerous other novels and short stories. Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel ...

Plays by Feridun Zaimoglu

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel (born in 1958 in Neumünster) has worked as a poster gluer, long distance lorry driver and drinking bottle sorter. He gave up his Physics degree to run his own bookshop in Kiel where he has lived as a freelance writer since 199 ...

Plays by Günter Senkel






U: 07.10.2017 Theater Kiel (Regie: Annette Pullen)