Departmental News


  • Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People Schaubühne Berlin

    September 17, 2018

    Ibsen's An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Thomas Ostermeier In a version by Florian Borchmeyer October 12–13, 2018 Zellerbach Hall Price: Tickets start at $30 Berlin's esteemed Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen's potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic capitalism. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier, for decades a leading creative…

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  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 23-25

    April 1, 2012


    An annual cabaret put on by the German 100 course.

  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 20-21

    April 1, 2010

    German Kabarett: eulen nach brrrrasilien.

  • Poetry Slam with Abdollahi and Masomi, Oct 9

    October 1, 2008

    Poetry slam with Michel Abdollahi and Sulaiman Masomi Michel Abdollahi, born in Teheran in 1981, has been living in Hamburg, Germany, for more than 20 years. He studied law, then entered the slam poetry scene in Hamburg where he has been active as an award winning poet and as a political voice fighting aggression in public schools and building bridges between Orient and Occident. He writes and performs in German and Farsi. Sulaiman Masomi, born in Kabul in 1979, moved to Germany with his parents a year later to escape the war against the Soviet Union. He has been active…

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  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 22-23

    April 1, 2008

    Fourth-annual German Kabarett at 7:00 p.m. both days, free and open to everyone.

  • Comedy Performance, Apr 4

    April 1, 2008

    Hoffentlich Verschleiert (Hopefully Veiled) Formerly on tour as The Floor Beauticians, Serpil Pak and Nursel Köse now bring their comedic talent to UC Berkeley! Come see these two German Turkish entertainers forge an intercultural dialogue between the Oriental headscarf and the Occidental bikini. Nursel Köse, the blonde-at-heart Teutonic Sultana, shining like a Bollywood star. Serpil Pak, the Oriental Valkyrie, trans-sex-cultural multiple-personality word-acrobat. Live performance (in German) followed by a discussion on "Humor as Strategy," moderated by Professor Deniz Göktürk (UC Berkeley). Presented by the German Department, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, the Institute for European Studies, and the Multicultural Germany Project. Free…

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  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 25-26

    April 1, 2007

    German Kabarett performance: spRache ist blutwurst

  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 27-28

    April 1, 2006

    German Kabarett: im Tor, dahinter und davor

    7:30 p.m. both nights, all are welcome to attend.

  • German Kabarett Performance, Apr 25-26

    April 1, 2005

    German Kabarett: ins leben gequatscht!

    With scenes and skits penned by Loriot, Gerhard Polt, Kurt Tucholsky and others.

    7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.