Theater — Steppenwolf

Schauspielhaus Theater Basel

“Der Steppenwolf” won Hermann Hesse the Nobel Prize for Literature and became a cult book. The reclusive intellectual Harry Haller suffers from a conflict of identity. He despises bourgeois society, but at the same time feels attracted to it. Then he meets the fun-loving and mysterious Hermione. She pulls him out of his loneliness and leads him to the "magic theater." There, he meets himself in the end. Since its publication 100 years ago, Harry Haller has stood for disappointed masculinity and being a doubting outsider in this hippie bible. Belgian director Lies Pauwels takes “Steppenwolf” as the starting point for her play. Her theater world is about the question of how we want to conceive of ourselves as individuals today. The play is performed in German with English surtitles (except the premiere).
Tickets are CHF 30-70.


Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
Steinentorgasse 7
4051 Basel

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