English Theatre Leipzig

Review: ETL’s Philoctetes evokes the pain of betrayal

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ETL presents an adaptation of the Greek classic, Philoctetes. Directed and translated from the original by Abigail Akavia, this innovative twist on an old tale explores human pain and redemption.

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ETL: Philoctetes, a tale of morality

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English Theatre Leipzig's newest production Philoctetes is a tale of morality, of a hero who suffered great misfortune. Odysseus returns to Lemnos to get Heracles' bow, but Philoctetes is still alive. Neoptolemus initially agrees to deceive Philoctetes, but ultimately chooses compassion.

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TML not so light after all – a review

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English Theatre Leipzig’s production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TML) is an excellent reproduction of the famous Neo-Futurist play by writer, director and actor Greg Allen. High energy, controlled chaos with a strong reliance on audience participation, this is not your usual, sedate night out at the theater. 

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ETL: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

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"English Theatre Leipzig (ETL) presents a new show, starting this week: Greg Allen's Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. I had a few questions for director Emily Wessel about this unusual production - '30 plays in 60 minutes' - and what makes it so different to other stage formats."

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Eurydice: love, obsession, loss, and reconnecting

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English Theatre Leipzig is staging a new play, Eurydice, at Neues Schauspiel Leipzig. Starting with the premiere on Thursday, September 5th, there will be 5 shows, so everyone will have an opportunity to see it. We had a chance to chat with the play’s director, Julia Kragh, to find out what to expect.

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Exit Stage Right: ETL’s daring cacophony of farewells

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A bit of tough love for the folks at English Theatre Leipzig.

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