Season 2023/24
Season 2022/23
Schwärmen Directed by: Kirsten Burger
EIN SPORTSTÜCK Directed by: Höhne, Glanz, Kuhlmann, Rieck, Strassenberg, Witt
Billy Backe Directed by: Jorinde Dröse
Anwälte der Natur Directed by: Frank Raddatz
Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest Directed by: Leander Haußmann
Season 2021/22
The Rats (Die Ratten) Directed by: Lilja Rupprecht
Golem Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Mujer Directed by: Sara Lu
Season 2020/21
hoffnung#dasdingmitfedern Directed by: Sandra Rasch
Geh, Fühle! - Tanztheater Directed by: Sandra Rasch/Oana Cirpanu
Der  Drache Directed by: Matthias Mosbach
Season 2019/20
Hi Freaks VI Directed by: div.
Hi Freaks V Directed by: div.
Lulu Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Season 2018/19
Directed by: Sandra Rasch
ghostdance Directed by: Andreas Spechtl & Thomas Köck
Don Juan Directed by: Konrad Wolf
Antigone Directed by: Lilja Rupprecht
Hi Freaks I-IV Directed by: div.
Heroes Directed by: Sara Lu, Rubén Nsue
Rausch Royal Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Noises Off! (Der nackte Wahnsinn) Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Season 2017/18
Dekameron Directed by: Thomas Bo Nilsson, Julian Wolf Eicke
Moby Dick Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Die Frauen vom Meer Directed by: Lilja Rupprecht
Die Nibelungen Directed by: Jonas Sippel
Die Räuber Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Pension Schöller Directed by: Jacob Höhne
Season 2016/17
Schwestern Directed by: Jacob Höhne
König UBU featuring Craque Directed by: Jacob Höhne
DADA Divas Directed by: Gisela Höhne
Der gute Mensch von Downtown Directed by: Gisela Höhne
Philoktet Directed by: Jacob Höhne
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“You love and can’t find your beloved, you cry and do not know about whom you’re crying, you sigh and know that the other does not deserve this sigh.”

Doña Rosita, her cousin and lover Juan, her aunt and uncle, and a housekeeper live in the period around 1890 in a typical middle-class home in Granada whose life-giving greenhouse defies the dry environment that otherwise dominates the city around them. A unique species of plant grows in the greenhouse – a rose that blooms and withers on the same day.

Hopes for a grand wedding for Rosita and Juan abruptly come to an end in the first act, when Juan is called away on a journey of many days far across the sea – so far, in fact, that it’s not clear whether he will ever be able to come back again. Against all reason, he promises that he will return, and she promises to wait for him. Rosita, so it appears, wants to believe that he will return and that they will marry. Juan writes her letters from afar, Rosita replies to them, and the years pass. Then the greenhouse starts falling apart, the bull becomes sterile, the wedding never happens – and the virgin herself withers as time goes by. There’s no fulfillment here, and all the girls flee the dryness and drought, like in old-new rituals. They flee to Alhambra Palace to meet up with lovers in the night. Juan does not return; he has married another woman. Rosita gets old and turns grey, but she continues to hold on to her love.

Everything in Lorca’s “Doña Rosita the Spinster, or the Language of Flowers” is out of place from the very beginning. Nothing can be made right here. The course taken by the individual characters, as well as their relationships with one another, do not lead to any type of comprehensive whole. Interaction and cooperation that might lead to a different future is impossible here. Everyone holds on to the wrong things only, both individually and together, and the future is always somewhere else. It is only the longing for the communion of love that keeps the relationships between the characters from falling apart completely.

Director Gisela Höhne returns to RambaZamba for “Doña Rosita the Spinster, or the Language of Flowers.” Höhne, who founded the theater and served as its director for many years, has received numerous awards for her work, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Order of Merit of Berlin. Along with the musicians Stefan Dohanetz (from the band Pankow) and Christof Hanusch, this production of “Doña Rosita the Spinster, or the Language of Flowers” also features the well known theater, film, and television actress Margarita Broich.

With Lioba Breitsprecher, Eva Fuchs, Juliana Götze, Moritz Höhne, Jennifer Lau, Anil Merickan, Joachim Neumann, Rita Seredßus, Rebecca Sickmüller, Nele Winkler, Margarita Broich, Juliane Siebecke
Stage design Tammo Winkler Costume design Beatrix Brandler Music Stefan Dohanetz, Christof Hanusch, Moritz Höhne Choreography Sara Lu Video projections and visualizations Marco Casiglieri Lighting Amelie Boitz, Andrei Albu So& Fatemeh Ghasamipour, Kevin Sanchez Video systems Martin Wolter Dramaturgy Bernd Freytag Technical director Robert Philipp Stage construction Jan Czeschner, Guido Gallwitz, Andreas Maringer, Anton Seidlitz Assistant director Michael Geißelbrecht Costume design assistant Dorothee Kutz Director interns Sue Jurisch, Prune Tirmarche Costume design intern Camila Ivana Vargas Pardo Make-up intern Victoria Hürter
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"Die Regisseurin Gisela Höhne, Gründerin und bis 2017 Leiterin des Rambazamba-Theaters, hat das Stück für und wegen Nele Winkler ausgewählt und mit feinem spanischen Flair inszeniert: als eine Art Haushofdrama von Frauen, zehn an der Zahl, die mehr oder weniger alle ohne Männer auskommen (könnten), jedoch ständig von ihnen reden und auf sie fixiert sind. Zwei wirken in ihrem zünftigen Schlagabtausch wie ein Ehepaar: Rositas Tante, gespielt - als Gast - von Margarita Broich (bekannt aus dem Frankfurter Tatort), und die energische Haushälterin, hingefegt vom Rambazamba-Publikumsliebling Eva Fuchs. Spanische Livemusik, laszive Tänze, Naturprojektionen, ein Schauspieler mit Stierkopfmaske - Höhne gelingen atmosphärisch stimmungsvolle Bilder." Christine Dössel, SZ