Pünktchen and Anton

from Erich Kästner. An adaption by Cornelia Rainer | Burgtheater Kasino 2015
Rainhard Werner

"Social barriers are worth nothing for children and this is also how the Lienz born director describes the subject. Rainer delivers the Wiener Burg with a work reminiscent of the spirit of the crazy film-Dane Lars von Trier. She risks a lot and wins everything." (Der Standard). read more
Pünktchen and Anton, the story of a friendship between two children from different backgrounds. While Pünktchen comes from a rich family, Antons mother doesn't know where he will be having his next plate of food. Antons mother is sick and can't work, this is why Pünktchen begs every night on the streets with his friend to win some money. While these overnight walks are fascinating adventures for Pünktchen, they are a daily fight to survive for Anton. Kästners children classic celebrated the directors new edition which was very successful at the Burgtheater casino. For the first time in the history of Burgtheater the main roles will be played by children between 9 and 13 years old.

Dates and Cast

Premiere: November 2015, Burgtheater Kasino
Burgtheater Vienna

WITH Adriana Gerstner, Zoe Raftl, Cilli Raftl (Pünktchen), Noah Fida, Florian Klingler (Anton), Merlin Meglinci, Peter Medek (Klepperbein), Sylvie Rohrer, Christina Cervenka (Frau Pogge) Dirk Nocker (Herr Pogge) Brigitta Furgler (Berta), Adina Vetter (Fräulein Andacht), Robert Reinagl (Robert) Dunja Sowinetz (Frau Gast) | Adaptation and Stage Direction Cornelia Rainer | Dramatic Adviser Claudia Kaufmann-Freßner | Stage and Costume Design Sarah Haas | Collaboration Costume Design Aleksandra Kica | Music Karl Stirner
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