Saturday, 9/7/2024
at 6:00 PM



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"The Wizard of Oz" is a timeless classic of literature, published by L. Frank Baum in 1900.

The book tells the story of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who is transported to the magical land of Oz by a tornado. On her journey through the land of Oz, Dorothy encounters a variety of fascinating characters. Together, they set out to see the Wizard of Oz in the hopes that he can help them fulfill their dreams: Dorothy wants to go back home, the Scarecrow seeks brains, the Tin Man a heart, and the Cowardly Lion courage.

"The Wizard of Oz" is not just a captivating story full of adventure, but also contains deeper messages and moral ideals. The book addresses themes such as friendship, self-confidence, the value of intelligence, compassion, and bravery.

For the Freilichtspiele Seelbach, director Katja Thost-Hauser is writing a new version of this classic and asks herself what advice Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion would give to their younger selves for life. These pieces of advice could help the protagonists approach their journey of self-discovery and personal development with more confidence, courage, and composure.

As has been the case for the past 20 years at the Freilichtspiele, a well-known story will be reimagined in a new and modern way, and Katja Thost-Hauser will take the ensemble, consisting of professionals and amateur actors, on an entertaining, yet thought-provoking journey where the audience of all ages will be captivated by the extremely creative implementation.

Doors open: 5:00 PM"

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