The theatre programme covers grass roots works of the grand theatre, successful entertainment plays, works by committed young authors and rediscoveries of long-forgotten stage literature.
The Frankfurt Volkstheater presents a varied programme of grass roots works of the grand theatre, established entertainment plays, works by committed young authors and rediscoveries of long-forgotten stage literature.
The span of the repertoire ranges from Goethe’s “Urfaust” via Zuckmayer’s “The Cheerful Vineyard” to Breitbach’s “Jubilee Girl”, Brecht’s “Mother Courage” and the “Threepenny Opera”. It includes both popular plays in old Frankfurt dialect by Malss and Stoltze and the Darmstadt writer E. E. Niebergall as well as works with social critical, contemporary content, for example, by Wolfgang Deichsel, Fitzgerald Kusz and Sabine Thiessler such as “Let it rest!”, “Keep mum lad!” and “Bohneberger’s Wedding”.
The Volkstheater always clearly demonstrates that dialect not only gives rise to merriment but also helps to make everyday problems more lucid for the audience than standard language sometimes can. The programme aims to entertain and implicate, amuse and give rise to reflection, always in the language of its audience.