To the stars!

A production in the framework of the festival
ANOTHER SUMMER. Bad Hersfeld - City of stories

What is it that draws us so magically to the starry night sky? The longing for other worlds? The idea that someone might be living above us? Or the search for
new habitats? And where will we go when the world ends? The first person to think about this was Noah, who built an ark to survive the great flood. Today
the visions go much further: the conquest of space has long since begun. In "Biosphere 2", people are already practising for the worst when things get too crowded here. A fantastic fantasy or already reality?
Jules Verne's extraordinary journeys into a world of the day after tomorrow are a mix of wild fantasy, the latest scientific discoveries, delusions of grandeur and escapism.
A crazy Jules Verne night with the Bad Hersfeld Festival ensemble, theatre ANU, live radio plays, large projections in the ruins and live music.

Another Summer

Stories, plays and music, myths and legends, pictures, reports, found objects and films from the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

A cooperation between the Bad Hersfeld Festival, the ANU Theatre, the town of Bad Hersfeld and its citizens.

This summer everything is different. Bad Hersfeld becomes a city of stories. Actors, musicians, singers and visual artists will play, tell stories, paint and make music in very special places in the town: in the Abbey ruins, in the Abbey Park, in the town church, in the streets and squares, in the Johann Sebastian Bach House, in the book café, in the museums in the Abbey and in the spa gardens.
World literature and reports, dime novels and poetry, works by great composers - from classical to jazz - will be heard and seen, monologues, dialogues, scenes, reports, exhibitions, installations, comedy and tragedies, as well as very private stories and historical events from the town of Bad Hersfeld.
"I am delighted," says Festival Director Joern Hinkel, "that many artists who were supposed to be on the big stage with us have spontaneously agreed to take part in our 'other summer'. There will be no Bad Hersfeld Festival this year 2020, and the Festival fanfare will not sound. The festival staff have joined forces with many cultural workers from the city and the region, together we will roll up our sleeves and see how we can make the best of the situation."


Here is our digital catalogue. Please click on the image to browse.