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Robert Borgmann’s Berliner Ensemble adaptation of bad-boy French novelist Michel Houellebecq's 2005 best-seller leaves you feeling like hopping off the island before all the possibilities come to the forefront. Catch it Oct 26-27, Nov 13-14. Read more

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Israeli playwright Sivan Ben Yishai's "Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonstick)" kicks off the Gorki's biennial autumn salon festival on Oct 26-28, our critic takes a closer look at the season's highlights. Catch Herbstsalon Oct 26-Nov 17. Read more

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INTERVIEW! With her latest play, Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", now showing at the Schaubühne, director Katie Mitchell opens up about staging the feminist classic, being radical and shifting between the UK and Germany. Catch it Oct 25, 26, and 27. Read more

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The Berliner Ensemble's "Baal" is a gaudy and muddled affair. With Mondtag’s incoherent directional choices, a character that should be charming, antisocial, even brutal becomes simply boring. It plays on Oct 12-13 with English surtitles on Oct 13. Read more

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The Gorki's Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky mash-up, "Anna Karenina or Poor People", offers a scathing reading of the two classics granting their oppressed figures agency. It just takes a while to get there. Catch it on Oct 9 and 17 with English surtitles. Read more

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From Gastarbeiter to expats, from Kbeauty to Kpop: Welcome to Berlin's Korea town! Meet the Haupstadt's Korean nurses and notaries, the jet setting creatives and kimchi royalty, find out where to get your Korean food, film, fashion and more. Out now! Read more

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A weird, surreal but at times almost too farcical adaptation of Houellebecq’s polarising debut novel about a depressed computer programmer's business trip to the provinces. At Deutsches Theater on Sep 26, Oct 2, 13, 29 (with English surtitles). Read more

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INTERVIEW! As Volksbühne's new season kicks off on Sep 12 with "An Odyssee", its interim director Klaus Dörr opens up about how he saved the embattled institution from the brink of bankruptcy. Read more

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Bawdy humour and swashbuckling choreography aplenty, a talented and energetic cast deliver a production that punches considerably above its weight. Catch it in German on Sep 11, 13, 14 and in English on Sep 12. Read more

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A masterly executed stage adaptation of a Virginia Woolf's challenging 1928 book charting 300 years in the life of its genderfluid, time-travelling eponymous poet protagonist. Catch it at Schaubühne on Sep 11, 12, 13, Oct 25, 26, 27. Read more

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A new season is kicking off on Berlin stages with a slew of big-name directors offering new takes on classical texts. Openings this month include Shakespear's "Lear" (Sep 8), Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" (Sep 5), Homer's "Odyssey" (Sep 12) and more. Read more

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Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

Anne Lenk’s production of Molière’s Der Menschenfeind at the Deutsches Theater is a lively skewering of social manners, that thing we call love and the things people do in pursuit of it. Catch it Aug 31, Sep 15, 23 and 30, all with English surtitles. Read more

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Director Nora Abdel-Maksoud delivers a side-splitting linguistic extravaganza striking at the heart of today's identity politics debate. Catch "The Sequel" at the Maxim Gorki Aug 24-25. Read more

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The Gorki inaugurates its temporary “container” stage and the new Spielzeit with Sebastian Nübling's take on another Heiner Müller play following last season's "Hamletmaschine". More clowns on stage! Read more

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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

A chat with director Yony Leyser about queer history, time travel and his theatre debut at Gorki, W(a)rm Holes. Catch it Jun 12 and 13. Read more

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No shit! EXB is another year older and dedicating its anniversary issue to the lucky, yucky and fertile topic of poop. From real shit workers to the many faeces of German history, from anal douching to doggy-doo delinquency and much more! Out now! Read more

Jamaican choreographer Zwoisy Mears-Clarke’s Worn and Felt is an interactive performance that transposes the invisible nature of racism into non-visual dance. Catch it through May 26 at Sophiensaele. Read more

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Sharon Eyal’s Half Life is a tough act to follow. Performance after performance is greeted with a thunderous standing ovation. How does it pair up with Van Dijk’s Distant Matter? Read on and see for yourself May 30 and Jun 1 at the Komische Oper. Read more

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