German theater

Since 2001, Middlebury’s German Department has had a standing and very successful German Theater Group. Between 2002 and 2010, it  won Mt. Holyoke College's German Theater Competition six times! Founded and directed by Prof. Bettina Matthias, this group stages one or two full-length plays in German each year. Previous productions include Anatols Größenwahn (A. Schnitzler), Reigen (A. Schnitzler), Die Physiker and Romulus der Große (F. Dürrenmatt), Zieh den Stecker raus, das Wasser kocht (E. Kishon) as well as Urfaust (W. Goethe) and Die Dreigroschenoper (B. Brecht/ K. Weill). The spring, 2010, production was  Der grüne Kakadu (A. Schnitzler.) and in spring 2011, the group delighted audiences with another Kishon comedy, Der Trauschein. 

For more information,  e-mail Prof. Matthias at

Photos from some past productions: (At the bottom are scenes from Die Physiker, Fall 2004, and Twist, Spring 2003.)

Urfaust (W. Goethe) Spring 2008


Die Dreigroschenoper (B Brecht, K. Weill) Spring 2007


Zieh den Stecker raus, das Wasser kocht (E. Kishon) Spring 2006


Romulus der Große (F. Dürrenmatt) Spring 2005


Reigen (A. Schnitzler) Fall 2005


Department of German

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