A grotesque play with hand puppets about Hieronymus Bosch's »Garden Eden«
The devil is in trouble. Humans are about to destroy the earth. War and slaughter everywhere, environmental pollution, climate collapse. His workplace on earth is in acute danger. He begs God to intervene finally. But he got tired of it. He let his adversary take matters into his own hands. Confused, but also flattered, the devil begins to save the earth. In his own way.
The devil uses the unsuccessful inventor and scientist Dr Hinnerk Fesst. Equipped with now devilish skills Fesst creates extraordinary inventions. He solves the problem of hunger in the Third World by transforming electronic waste into tender chicken fillets, develops the Perpetuum Mobile to reduce CO2, and he creates a new terrestrial satellite called »Planet Eden«. But the goal of human salvation is proving difficult. The task threatens to slip away from the devil.
Focal point and area of association of this play is the triptych »Garden of Earthly Delights« by Hieronymus Bosch (around 1450 to 1516), which has been repeatedly re-enacted. Marc Schnittger and his team interpreted all three paintings with large puppets: »The Garden of Earthly Delights« (2009), »Musical Hell« (2012) and »Planet Eden« (2017). 2018 followed the last part in a staging version with hand puppets.
»Planet Eden« is a coproduction by Marc Schnittger with the Bühnenwerk e.V. association. It is sponsored by the Kiel Department of Culture, the prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein, the Provinzial Nord Brandkasse Aktiengesellschaft and the Prof. Dr. Werner Petersen-Stiftung.
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