Kassel | Sheherazade
Sheherazade (world premiere)
In the labyrinth of 1001 canopies
13-22 May 2016
More than 1000 canopies float weightlessly above the meadow. Like ghosts, sublime and yet melancholic. If you want to know what they are all about, you have to enter the labyrinth and walk the winding paths.
Theater Anu - the makers of SCHATTENWALD - has created two new worlds of experience with SHEHERAZADE: During the day, visitors enter a maze of 1001 canopies. Together with the boy Yunus, they search for the way to the legendary city of storytellers. In the evening, the labyrinth is transformed into this mysterious city: a tent city with winding alleys, magnificent rooms and fantastic inhabitants. The most important storytellers once lived there, telling tales against the threats of the world in the spirit of the great master Sheherazade.
DAYLABYRINTH | 14-22 May 2016
YUNUS, THE STORYTELLER - A WALK-IN STORY MAZE
During the day, the labyrinth of hundreds of canopies offers a unique experience for the whole family. Visitors accompany the boy Yunus, who sets out to become a great storyteller. Starting in Andalusia, he sets out to find the mysterious "City of Storytellers". Visitors travel with him over 5,000 km through the Arab world. The adventurous story comes to life with sound collages, interactive play activities and large painted canvases in the maze.
Dates & opening hours day labyrinth
14-22 May 2016 | 2-6 p.m., admission until 5 p.m.
13-15 May + 19-21 May 2016
SHEHERAZADE - THE CITY OF STORYTELLERS
At night, the canopy labyrinth is transformed into THE TELLERS' TOWN. Dreamlike stories, wondrous figures and curious devices make the illuminated canopy city probably the most fairytale-like city in the world. Visitors discover different places, they enter a fabulous realm of fabric, wind, music, bodies, encounters, stories and calligraphy. They learn about the story pharmacy of Aleppo or follow a city dweller to a collection of crazy relics. The fearless enter the chamber of the djinns and learn about the knowledge and handling of the ancient "genies".
What unites all the inhabitants of this city is the hope to tell stories against violence and war. Might that succeed?
Dates & Opening Hours Abend play
13-15 May + 19-21 May 2016 | Admission times: 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Advance ticket sales via Kultursommer Nordhessen have started!!!
YUNUS - IN THE HISTORY IRRGARTEN: € 8, reduced € 6
SHEHERAZADE - THE TOWN OF THE NARRATORS: €18, reduced €14
Wilhelmsthal Castle, 34379 Kassel-Calden
more info about the venue
Please use the designated parking spaces at Wilhelmsthal Castle.
SHEHERAZADE will also take place in the event of rain (except for severe weather warning, storm etc.). We recommend sturdy shoes and weatherproof clothing. Please refrain from using umbrellas.
Paved paths are not always used! Unfortunately, this means that the production can only be experienced with limited accessibility. Theater Anu will take care of the routing and guidance by trained staff and actors. The organiser is not liable for any injuries or damage caused by leaving the specified route or by improper clothing.