A Musical Play on the Life and Work of Martin Luther

Presented by »Eure Formation«

With Lukas Ullrich and Till Florian Beyerbach, from 14 up
Deutsch / English

Trailer (German)

We are currently working on an English version of the play for summer 2017. Please feel free to contact us! In German only: Press Reviews  (PDF, 5 MB), Press Kit  (PDF, 2 MB), Radio Commentary SWR1  (MP3, 4 MB), and SWR4  (MP3, 10 MB)

The Play

»Play Luther« is made up of three cornerstones: a diversified debate on the catch-all phrase ‘Church’ in terms of medieval and contemporary aspects; a scenic play about Martin Luther using different points of view and experimental set-ups of milestones in his life; and finally the musical arrangement of selected songs by the creator of church music, which are performed live and in a new format – influenced by modern, contemporary music, but keeping the spirit and language of the close to 500-year-old songs alive.

The Set Design

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In ancient traditions the Holy Trinity is symbolised by a triangle surrounded by an aureola. The stage set is a metaphor for the history of Christianity and symbolises a society in constant change, built on one another and supporting itself. Whilst it creates a sacral space, it also allows the audience to freely associate the individual structure fields in various ways.

Greetings (German)

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Dr. h. c. Frank Otfried July, Bishop of the Evangelical Church of Wuerttemberg [Photo: EMH/Gottfried Stoppel]
Foto Brigitte Loesch
Brigitte Loesch, State Vice-President of Baden-Wuerttemberg [Photo: Pressebild]
Foto Dr. Schneider-Boenninger
Dr. Birgit Schneider-Boenninger, Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart [Photo: Horst Rudel]

Speaker: Joerg Adae, recorded in the jkStudio.

Tour Dates (Germany)

Friday, January 6th 2017, Kloster, Schöntal, 7:30 pm


Thursday, January 12th 2017, Stadthalle, Homberg, 7:30 pm


Saturday, January 14th 2017, Donaumooshalle, Koenigsmoos, 7 pm


Friday, January 20th 2017, Albanskirche, Laichingen 7:30 pm


Sunday, January 22nd 2017, Paulusheim, Bruchsal, 2 pm


Monday, January 23rd 2017, Evangelische Stadtkirche, Sinsheim 2 pm/7 pm


Tuesday, January 24th 2017, Stadthalle, Maulbronn, 7:30 pm


Friday, January 27th 2017, Festhalle LE-Stetten, 7 pm


Sunday, January 29th 2017, Martin Luther Kirche, Alsdorf (bei Aachen), 5 pm


Tuesday, January 31st 2017, Friedenskirche Oelde, 7 pm


Wednesday, February 8th 2017, Mauritiuskirche, Holzgerlingen, 7 pm


Thursday, February 9th 2017, Margarethenkirche Aldingen, 7:30 pm


Friday, February 10th 2017, Margarethenkirche Aldingen (geschl. Veranstaltung), 10 am


Saturday, February 11th 2017, Gemeindehalle, Mötzingen, 7 pm


Wednesday, February 15th 2017, Bürgerhaus, Gräfelfing (München), 7:30 pm


Tuesday, February 21st 2017, Haus der Gemeinde, Weiden, 9 / 11:30 / 7:30 pm


Thursday, February 23rd 2017, Zehntscheune, Schlüsselfeld, 7 pm


Thursday, March 2nd 2017, Augustinum, München-Nord, 4 pm


Friday, March 3rd 2017, EFG, Craisheim, 6 pm


Sunday, March 5th 2017, Ev. Kirche Staffort, Stutensee-Staffort, 7:30 pm


Monday, March 6th 2017, Festhalle, Stutensee (Schulvorstellung)


Thursday, March 9th 2017, Allerheiligenkirche, Brigachtal, 7 pm


Saturday, March 11th 2017, Christuskirche, Greven, 7:30 pm


Sunday, March 12th 2017, Messezentrum Triangel, St. Vith (Belgien), 5 pm


Monday, March 13th 2017, Messezentrum Triangel, St. Vith (Belgien), 10:20 am


Sunday, March 19th 2017, Kreuzkirchengemeinde, Ludwigsburg, 6:45 pm


Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, Stadthalle, Gunzenhausen, 10 am


Friday, March 24th 2017, Güssenhalle, Hermaringen bei Gingen a.d.B. 7 pm


Saturday, March 25th 2017, Friedenskirche, HN-Frankenbach, 7:30 pm


Sunday, March 26th 2017, Bürgerzentrum, Brackenheim, 6 pm


Tuesday, March 28th 2017, Schulzentrum, Dornstetten (bei Freudenstadt), 8 pm


Wednesday, March 29th 2017, Schulzentrum, Dornstetten (bei Freudenstadt), 10 am


Friday, March 31st 2017, Stadthalle, Sigmaringen, 7:30 pm


Saturday, April 1st 2017, Haus der Begegnung, Nürnberg-Fischbach, 7:30 pm


Sonntag, April 2nd 2017, St. Galluskirche, Römerstein-Böhringen, 7 pm


Tuesday, April 25th 2017, Freie Waldorfschule, Esslingen, 11:30 am


Wednesday, April 26th 2017, Historisches Rathaus, Karlstadt, 7 pm


Friday, April 28th 2017, Elvis Presley Platz, Friedberg, 6 pm


Saturday, April 29th 2017, Gemarker Kirche, Wuppertal, 7 pm


Friday, May 5th 2017, St. Nicolai-Kirche, Hannover, 9 am + 12:30 am + 7:30 pm


Tuesday, May 9th 2017, Gymnasium am Turmhof, Mechernich, 7 pm


Wednesday, May 10th 2017, Gymnasium am Turmhof, Mechernich (Schulvorstellung)


Thursday, May 11th 2017, Lutherkirche, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, 7 pm


Saturday, May 13th 2017, Wartburg, Eisenach (sold out)


Tuesday, May 16th 2017, Zeltkirche, Gerstetten, 10:30 am + 7:30 pm


Thursday, May 18th 2017, Martin-Butzer-Gymnasium, Dierdorf, 4 pm + 7:30 pm


Friday, May 19th 2017, Martin Butzer Gymnasium, Dierdorf, 9 am


Saturday, May 20th 2017, Himmelfahrtskirche, Hohne, 7 pm


Sunday, May 21st 2017, St. Nikolai Kirche, Kremmen, 5 pm


Monday, May 22nd 2017, St. Nikolai Kirche, Kremmen, 10 am


Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, St. Marienkirche, Bergen auf Rügen, 7:30 pm


Saturday, May 27th 2017, Klassik Stiftung, Weimar, 8 pm + 10 pm


Friday, June 2nd 2017, Christuskirche, Salzburg, 7:30 pm


Saturday, June 24th 2017, Kirche Eckartsweier, Willstätt, 6 pm / 8 pm


Thursday, June 29th 2017, Konsul Niethammer Kulturzentrum, Bad Teinach, 7:30 pm


Saturday, July 1st 2017, Stadtkirche, Ludwigsburg, 4:30 pm


Friday, July 7th 2017, Festhalle, Mönsheim, 8 pm


Friday, July 14th 2017, Schloss, Neustadt a.d. Aisch


Monday, July 24th 2017, Stiftskirche, Tübingen (Schulvorstellung)


Saturday, August 5th 2017, Zehntscheuer, Deckenpfronn, 8 pm


The Glass Box of the Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart was home to »Play Luther« for the premiere and the first couple of days. The play can be staged on theatre stages, in schools, town halls, congregations, churches, and at other events. To date, »Play Luther« has been performed here.

Cooperation

Due to the topic’s social, political and spiritual relevance as well as its cultural importance and appeal it reaches the target group is very broad, ranging from public institutions of all kinds, churches and congregations to interested people from all walks of life, of all creeds or world views.

Schools are another potential partner (for the subjects German, History, Religious Studies and Music). For the preparation and follow-up of the play we can provide lesson ideas and teaching material about the historical background free of charge.

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Contact

For theatres, schools and public institutions: Lukas Ullrich
+49 176 27246191
lukas@playluther.de

For theatres, churches and congregations: Till Florian Beyerbach
+49 177 7322461
till@playluther.de

Motivation

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»Play Luther« would like to reveal to the audience the enormous field of Martin Luther and the impact of the Reformation and to examine it for its social aspects. The roots of our contemporary social co-existence go back to Martin Luther, the phases of his life and the resultant impulses that he stood up for. The core message of his life’s work is »that society and the congregation need to evolve.«

The title »Play Luther« describes this production’s ambition: to play, to play Luther, to play Luther musically – from different starting points, in new experimental set-ups, in scenes, and finally in the music.

Production

Idea: »Eure Formation« (Lukas Ullrich, Till Florian Beyerbach)
Duration: 90 minutes
Performance, piano, vocals: Lukas Ullrich Lukas Ullrich [www.lukasullrich.de]
Performance, drums, vocals: Till Florian Beyerbach Till Florian Beyerbach [www.tillflorianbeyerbach.de]
Story: Uwe Hoppe [www.uwehoppe.de]
Musical direction: Andrew Zbik [www.zbikbeat.de]
Stage technology: Kai Schmidt
Set design: Lukas Ullrich
Production year: 2014
All rights reserved by »Eure Formation«

Latest news about the play: facebook/playluther

Photography: Joris Haas [www.jorishaas.prosite.com]
Video: Jan Koch [www.akmii.de]
Graphic design: Michael Heidinger [www.michael-heidinger.com]

To date, »Play Luther« has been performed here: Plenarsaal des Stuttgarter Landtags, Gutenberg-Museum Maynz, Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Werkrealschule Neuffen, Bandhaustheater Backnang, Wuerttembergische Landessynode, Geschwister-Tage Bad-Liebenzell, Evangelisch Methodistische Kirche Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Die Raetsche Geislingen, Martin-Luther-Kirche Stuttgart-Sillenbuch, Theater am Riff »Die Koralle« – Bruchsal, Riebesamstiftung Murrhardt, Apostelkirche Stockdorf, Friedenskirche Starnberg, Haus der Heimat Stuttgart, Christuskirche Crailsheim, Festhalle Nordheim, Martin-Luther-Kirche Ulm, Stadtkirche St. Veit Waldenbuch, Augustinum Freiburg, Stadtkirche Goeppingen, Peter- und Paulskirche Koengen, Matthaeuskirche Gerlingen, Paulinenpflege Winnenden, Kirchenkreis Iserlohn, Stadthalle Marbach, Rathaussaal Grimma, Gymnasium St. Augustin Grimma, CVJM-Bildungsstaette Wuppertal, Ev. Kirchengemeinde Wuppertal-Ronsdorf, Michaelskirche Waiblingen, Klosterkirche Neuruppin, Paul-Gerhardt-Gemeinde Frankfurt, Ev. Kirchengemeinde Hochheim, INTHEGA-Theatermarkt Bielefeld, Lutherkirche Bruchsal, Haus im Weinberg (Markdorf), Stadtpfarrkirche Biberach, Eugen-Hohly-Halle Welzheim, Stadtparkhalle Bretten, Ev. Kirchengemeinde Esslingen-Hohenkreuz, Laurentiuskirche Tegernau, Waggonhalle Marburg, Bildungswerk des Kirchenkreises Ploen, Ev. Kirchengemeinde Rohlstorf, Schwarzwaldhalle, Baiersbronn, Uditorium Uhingen, Moerikehalle Kirchheim unter Teck, Lutherkirche Baden-Baden, Ofenlochhalle Langenau-Hoervelsingen, Martin-Luther-Forum Ruhr (Gladbeck), Christuskirche Neunkirchen am Brand, Haus der Begegnung Leonberg, Stadthalle Dornhan, Hans-Multscher Gymnasium Leutkirch/Allgäu, Vesperkirche Weingarten, Montfort-Gymnasium Tettnang, Stadthalle Wangen im Allgäu, Gymnasiums Isny, Stadthalle Wernau, Festhalle Kirchberg, Alter Stadtsaal Speyer, Ernst-Moritz Arndt Gymnasium Bergen/Rügen, Stadttheater Minden, St. Petri Kirche Melle, Bürgerhaus Hohengehren, Christuskirche Neunkirchen am Brand,Haus der Begegnung Leonberg, Stadthalle Dornhan, Hans-Multscher Gymnasiums Leutkirch im Allgäu, Vesperkirche Weingarten, Montfort-Gymnasium Tettnang, Stadthalle Wangen im Allgäu, Gymnasium Isny, Stadthalle Wernau, Ernst-Moritz Arndt Gymnasium Bergen (auf Rügen),Mittelschule München-Moosach,Augustinum München-Neufriedenheim, Turnhalle Niederstetten, Weckerlinhaus Stuttgart, Gießnauhalle Nabern, Lutherkirche Konstanz (Konzil), Kelter Niedernhall, EMK Birsfelden (CH), Gemeindehalle Altbach, Stiftskirche Dettingen a.d. Erms, Turnhalle Brettheim, Eugen-Grimminger-Schule Crailsheim, Evangelisches Gemeindehaus Hattenhofen, Emmauskirche Karlsruhe, Heinrich-Fries-Haus Heilbronn, Freihof-Gymnasium Göppingen, Schlossgartenhalle Ettlingen, Laurentiuskirche Stuttgart, Augustinum München-Neufriedenheim, Christopheruskirche Göttingen, Johanneskirche Schalkau, Abteikirche Offenbach-Hundheim, Matthäuskirche Hannover, Falkenbergkirche Norderstedt, Stadtkirche St. Marien in Riebnitz-Damgarten, Augustinum Stuttgart-Killesberg, Gemeindezentrum St. Georgn in Nördlingen, Martinskirche Albstadt, Alenberghalle Münsingen, MAV der ELK WUE Stuttgart, Turnerheim, Weil im Schönbuch, Dom Schleswig.

Imprint

Foto Lukas und Till

Eure Formation
Lukas Ullrich und Till Florian Beyerbach GbR
Schweitzerstr. 4
70619 Stuttgart
Germany
+49 176 27246191 | +49 177 7322461
info@playluther.de

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