Schiller's drama Intrigue and Love was written in 1784, in a period when the twenty-five-year-old poet experienced both imprisonment and a publishing ban for his work. After a secret escape, he had to hide and live under an assumed name. He morphed the insight into the world of power, despotism, violence and injustice into an emotionally powerful story. He sees moral rebirth in the unselfish love between Louise, the daughter of a bourgeois family, and Ferdinand, son from the highest circles. But it's not just social prejudices that prevent the two young lovers from living an emotionally rich and full life. In their innocence and sincerity, they fail to identify narrow-mindedness and pettiness which surrounds them. Love, jealousy, deception, intrigue and calculation are portrayed by full-bodied characters in a thrilling tale.
Premiere on 12 December 2015 at the Grand Theatre.