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)

Foto Dr. July Loesch
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, September 1st 2017, Dom St. Marien, Freiberg, 11:30 am / 7:30 pm


Sunday, September 3rd 2017, Dorfkirche Germendorf, Oranienburg, 15:30 Uhr


Monday, September 4th 2017, Mosaik Gymnasium Oberhavel, Oranienburg, 10 am


Monday, 4. September 2017, Orangerie, Oranienburg, 7 pm


Wednesday, September 6th 2017, Gymnasium Großburgwedel, Burgwedel, 9:55 am / 7 pm


Tuesday, September 12th 2017, Melanchthonkirche, Köln, 11:30 am / 4 pm / 8 pm


Friday, September 15th 2017, Pauluskirche, Olten (CH), 5 pm + 8 pm


Saturday, September 16th 2017, Schwarzachtalhalle, Neunburg, 8 pm


Sunday, September 17th 2017, Bürgerhaus, Dietzenbach, 7:30 pm


Tuesday, September 19th 2017, Johanneum, Herborn, 9 am / 11 am


Tuesday, September 19th 2017, Kusch, Herborn, 7:30 pm


Friday, September 22nd 2017, Stattkloster, St. Gallen (CH), 4:30 pm / 8 pm


Saturday, September 23rd 2017, Das Festival – da ist freiheit, Stuttgart, 4:30–5 pm


Mittwoch 27. September 2017, Stadthalle Museum, Hechingen, 19:30 Uhr


Friday, October 6th 2017, Diakoniekirche Luther, Mannheim, 9 am / 7 pm


Saturday, October 7th 2017, Diakoniekirche Luther, Mannheim, 10 am


Thursday, October 12th 2017, Carl-Julyus-Weber-Halle, Kupferzell, 2 pm / 8 pm


Friday, October 13th 2017, Stadtkirche Horn, Horn-Bad Meinberg, 7 pm


Saturday, October 14th 2017, Zentrum für Kirche und Kultur, Gevelsberg, 7:30 pm


Monday, October 16th 2017, Kaufmännische Schule, Schwäbisch Gmünd, 9:30 am / 11:45 am


Tuesday, October 17th 2017, Stadthalle, Göppingen, 8:30 am / 11:30 am


Wednesday, October 18th 2017, Friedenskirche, Ludwigsburg, 9:40 am / 11:25 am / 2 pm


Friday, October 20th 2017, Landsberg am Lech, 7:30 pm


Monday, October 23rd 2017, Melanchthon Gymnasium, Meine, 9 am / 11:30 am


Monday, October 23rd 2017, Epiphaniaskirche Gamsen, Gifhorn


Tuesday, Oktober 24th 2017, Martino-Katharineum Gymnasium, Braunschweig, 11:30 am


Thursday, October 26th 2017, Emslandarena, Lingen (Ems), 9:45 am


Friday, October 27th 2017, Ev. Kirchengemeinde, Stuttgart Rot, 7:30 pm


Sunday, October 29th 2017, Theater der Altstadt, Stuttgart, 5 pm


Monday, October 30th 2017, Stadtkirche St. Michael, Jena, 7:30 pm


Tuesday, October 31st 2017, Christuskirche, Wittenberg 5 pm


Saturday, November 4th 2017, Forum der KGS, Sehnde, 7 pm


Sunday, November 5th 2017, St. Jakobus-Kirche, Minden, 6 pm


Thursday, November 9th 2017, Martin-Luther-Kirche, Lampertheim, 9:30 am / 11:30 am / 7:30 pm


Friday, November 10th 2017, Elisabeth von Thadden Schule, Heidelberg, 7 pm


Monday, November 13th 2017, Internationale deutsche Schule, Brüssel, 7:30 pm


Tuesday, November 14th 2017, Internationale deutsche Schule, Brüssel, 10 am


Thursday, November 16th 2017, Reformierte Kirche, Erlinsbach (CH), 7:30 pm


Friday, November 17th 2017, Städtlihalle, Neunkirch (CH), 7:30 pm


Saturday, November 18th 2017, Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Reinheim, 8 pm


Tuesday, November 21st 2017, Kronenzentrum, Bietigheim-Bissingen, 11 am


Wednesday November 22nd 2017, Johanneskirche, Gaggenau, 8 pm


Thursday November 23rd 2017, Johanneskirche, Gaggenau, 10 am


Friday November 24th 2017, Jurahalle, Gosheim, 9:30 am


Tuesday November 28th 2017, Festsaal der Illenau, Achern, 7 pm


Wednesday February 28th 2018, Fabrik, Freiburg, 7 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, Kloster Schöntal, Stadthalle Homberg, Melanchthon-Schule Steinatal in Wilinghausen, Donaumooshalle Königsmoos, Albanskirche Laichingen, Paulusheim Bruchsal, Evangelische Stadtkirche Sinsheim, Stadthalle Maulbronn, Festhalle LE-Stetten, Martin Luther Kirche, Alsdorf, Friedenskirche Oelde, Mauritiuskirche Holzgerlingen, Margarethenkirche Aldingen, Gemeindehalle Mötzingen, Bürgerhaus Gräfelfing (München), Haus der Gemeinde in Weiden, Zehntscheune Schlüsselfeld, Augustinum München-Nord, EFG Craisheim, Ev. Kirche Staffort, Stutensee-Staffort, Festhalle Stutensee, Allerheiligenkirche, Brigachtal, Christuskirche Greven, Messezentrum Triangel in St. Vith (Belgien), Kreuzkirchengemeinde Ludwigsburg, Stadthalle Gunzenhausen, Güssenhalle Hermaringen, Friedenskirche HN-Frankenbach, Bürgerzentrum Brackenheim, Schulzentrum Dornstetten, Stadthalle, Sigmaringen, Haus der Begegnung in Nürnberg-Fischbach, St. Galluskirche Römerstein-Böhringen, Freie Waldorfschule Esslingen, Historisches Rathaus Karlstadt, Elvis Presley Platz Friedberg, Gemarker Kirche Wuppertal, St. Nicolai-Kirche Hannover, Gymnasium am Turmhof Mechernich, Lutherkirche Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Wartburg Eisenach, Zeltkirche Gerstetten, Martin-Butzer-Gymnasium Dierdorf, Himmelfahrtskirche Hohne, St. Nikolai Kirche Kremmen, St. Marienkirche Bergen auf Rügen, Alte Schmiede / Pavillion der ELKW Wittenberg, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Stadtkirche Nürtingen, Christuskirche Salzburg, Kirche Eckartsweier Willstätt, Festhalle Pleidelsheim, Konsul-Niethammer-Kulturzentrum Bad Teinach, Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg, Martin-Luther-Sekundarschule Herten, Festhalle Mönsheim, Schloss Neustadt a.d.Aisch, Andreaskirche Eningen unter Achalm, Lutherhaus Wittenberg, Lutherhaus Wittenberg, Stiftskirche Tübingen, Zehntscheuer Deckenpfronn.

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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