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Reading Time


Once a month, ensemble members of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg read at the Stadtbücherei, offering an exciting literary addition to our programme with free admission.

In keeping with the family play in the Alter Saal, André Kuntze reads from »The Animals' Conference«. With this children's classic published in 1949, Erich Kästner created a powerful appeal against war, ignorance and environmental destruction - and for the rights of children. André Kuntze, born in Plauen in Vogtland in 1998, works as a workshop leader and trainer for breakdance (acrobatics and movement) and studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin from 2018 to 2022. He has been in the ensemble of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg since the 2022 Schlossfestspiele (»Shakespeare in Love«). 


Dance Theatre Heidelberg's new production »Island« is based on Shakespeare's late drama »The Tempest«. In connection with this premiere, Marco Albrecht will read from the Booker Prize-winning novel »The Sea, the Sea« by the Irish writer Iris Murdoch. It is the portrait of an actor who often played Shakespeare's Prospero in »The Tempest« on the London stage. Now he wants to renounce the beautiful appearance that increasingly also determines his life. He retreats to an island. But there, theatre and life seem to mix all the more.

In cooperation with the Stadtbücherei Heidelberg