A Fool´s Play

Direct adjacent within the walls of the castle courtyard the shenanigans of the citizens of Schilda (a fictious town of fools whose mythology traces back to the Middle Ages) will be on a display in the rollicking DIE SCHILDBÜRGER, a German comedy „play of fools“ guaranteed to amuse!


Production by Martin Nimz

Premiere: 12 June 2021

The citizens of Schilda suffer greatly from their wisdom, their inventiveness and wisdom are great in demand that they simply cannot live in peace. There's only one thing to do: act stupid. And so they concoct a series of roguish tricks to prove their stupidity to the world. Bringing light into the darkness of the town hall with buckets, sowing salt or the attempt to find their sunken bell in the lake are just a few of their famous shenanigans.

This season, acting director Martin Nimz is staging the first open-air performance at the SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN. Together with the acting ensemble, he revives the hilarious and ambiguous Schildbürger pranks - beside Till Eulenspiegel the most popular collection of German rogue stories - in the courtyard of Schwerin Castle. In the imposing castle yard, the audacious play of the citizens of Schilda begins. They reach the pain threshold with wit and madness, wavering between civic duty and private interest - and their fate shows that stupid and clever behaviour is sometimes only a question of interpretation, but never without consequences. And certainly our beautiful state capital has to offer one or the other stage-ready Schildbürger prank. Because: Schilda is everywhere!