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INTERVIEW. Throw out your old notions of the circus – Die Originale, brought to you buy the people behind the Berlin Circus Festival, is here Apr 7 and 8 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The clowns behind it explain. more

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This year, the 18th F.I.N.D. Festival wrestles with bad memories (Apr 6-22). more

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INTERVIEW! Israeli director Ofira Henig premieres "Kind of", a play about the manufacturing of intolerance in her home country’s schools. Catch on opening night of the Schaubühne's F.I.N.D. fest (Apr 6) and Apr 7. more

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The Gorki breathes life into "Hamletmaschine" (Apr 6-26), while the Volksbühne takes the fun out of sex with Albert Serra’s new play "Liberté" (Apr 7-8) more

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INTERVIEW! Catalan director Albert Serra on his ode to old Europe, Liberté. Catch it next Mar 4, 22 and 23 at Volksbühne. more

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After a long international tour, Simon McBurney’s Zweig adaptation Beware of Pity returns to the Schaubühne with a heavy thud. It runs March 8-11. more

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REVIEW! The figureheads of the new and old Volksbühne square off with two new plays – and two very different aesthetics. more

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American playwright and actor Tracy Letts on the universal appeal of his plays ("August: Osage County" and "Mary Page Marlowe"), now in German at the Berliner Ensemble, and the universality of dysfunctional families. MPM is back Jan 12 and 19. more

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Should we bemoan the lack of showstopping guest productions in Berlin, or be grateful for the local talent we have? Why not both? more

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Our culture editors take a look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of 2017. more

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INTERVIEW! Film star Nina Hoss talks about how her relationship with her father and the post-Trump Left inspired her to hit the Schaubühne stage with a very personal adaptation of "Returning to Reims". Catch it Nov 22 and 25-28. more

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INTERVIEW: Can a theatre director change the world? Milo Rau isn't sure, but that hasn't stopped him from trying. He spoke to us about his three recent projects: a play about Lenin, a "General Assembly", and a film about the Congo. more

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What exactly is Swiss director Milo Rau's General Assembly (Nov 3-5)? Here it is, in a nutshell. more

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At Schaubühne, Milo Rau contemplates the Russian Revolution through Lenin's dying days. The next performances are Nov 4-5, 16-19 (in German). more

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In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). more

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The new season of Berliner Ensemble under Oliver Reese begins in earnest with four new productions, featuring adaptations of Albert Camus and Bertolt Brecht as well as "Eine Familie" from Tracy Letts. more

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HARD TALK! Last Sunday, the Volksbühne officially rebooted under the artistic direction of Chris Dercon of Tate Modern fame. The charismatic Belgian invited us for an unusually frank talk about Berlin and the drama surrounding his appointment. more

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The Volksbühne drama: Frank Castorf is out after 25 years, former Tate Modern director Chris Dercon is in. Theater scholar and curator Evelyn Annuß is the woman who initiated the petition against the changes. We ask her what she hopes to accomplish. more

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The Volksbühne opens on Tempelhofer Feld on Sun, Sep 10. Here are some thoughts about the Volksbühne from an ambivalent Anglophone editor. more

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The Volksbühne under Frank Castorf was funny and exhausting and ingenious and dense and uncompromising and communist. Konrad will miss it. more

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