The carnival pieces of the shoemaker-turned-poet Hans Sachs (1494-1576) that are staged in this picturesque backyard are overflowing with jumped-up rascals and deceived deceivers – be it men or women. In his satirical caricatures, Sachs reveals in an amusing way that we always fall for our own greed, simple-mindedness and arrogance. Just like in medieval times, the contemporary audience is in the lucky condition to make a choice on how to learn these lessons: either painfully at first-hand in real life or by amusing themselves here on a warm summer’s evening at the Frundsberg Festival. Before the pieces start, acrobats, jugglers, fire-breathers and the muscleman Vulcano will excite you with their colourful performances. “That this might help you to relax – thus wishes you Hans Sachs”. Responsible: Jogi Lew.
Backyard theatre in the small Jesuit yard
In the small Jesuit yard, the theatre group “Brot und Spiele” (bread and circuses) displays an absolute eruption of ideas and improvisations, celebrating the art of improvised acting. Following suggestions for themes provided by the audience, a given scene is adapted to the impulse of the moment – a unique pleasure for the spectators and a true opportunity for the actors to create more and more variations. Every word and every gesture display the mischievous pleasure the performers quite obviously take in their talents. A glass of wine and the charming atmosphere of the yard will turn your visit into a real treat. Responsible: Nancy Camilléri.