Students perform Threepenny Opera.
A scene from the student performance of Threepenny Opera.

Since 2001, Middlebury’s German Department has had a standing and very successful German Theater Group.

Between 2002 and 2010, we won Mt. Holyoke College’s German Theater Competition six times!

Founded and directed by Professor Bettina Matthias, this group stages one or two full-length plays in German each year. Previous productions have included:

  • Anatols Größenwahn (A. Schnitzler)
  • Reigen (A. Schnitzler)
  • Die Physiker and Romulus der Große (F. Dürrenmatt)
  • Zieh den Stecker raus, das Wasser kocht (E. Kishon)
  • Urfaust (W. Goethe)
  • Die Dreigroschenoper (B. Brecht/ K. Weill)


For more information, email Professor Matthias at