Hofmann succeeds ernst

Change of leadership at the 59-member forderverein schlosstheater thurnau. At the annual general meeting in the old town hall, dietmar hofmann was elected to succeed ute ernst, who had decided not to stand for re-election for personal reasons. Also unanimously were 2. Chairwoman pamela borns, treasurer martina hofmann and auditor viktor clauss were confirmed in their offices.

Director wolfgang krebs looked back on the past season. The stucco "everything you want and the multivision lecture with kai maeritz and angelique verdel were as well received by the audience as "luck" with heiko dietz and petra wintersteller. The palace festival was a great success with an average attendance of about 130 people. The sticks "separation free house", "every year again" and "dinner for one – how it all began" had caused a veritable storm of enthusiasm.

Enthusiastic visitors

In the fall, according to krebs, a pilot project on the topic of "gartenlust – lustgarten" was launched with the german graphic artist lodge and stephan klenner-otto in the bower in the castle started, with it also the musicians tanja schaller and martin kohlerschmitt were present. "These events made a big impression, people are still talking about them today", said the director, who thanked the upper franconia foundation for its support. This year there were two more performances on the schedule.

The outgoing chairman ute ernst was pleased to hand over a financially healthy association. The chair numbers in the auditorium turned out to be a good solution. The sixth castle festival was held in the newly designed lower castle courtyard. Her thanks went to kastellan ralf wirth and schlosspachter matthias hartl for their support. Ernst was pleased that the audience in the castle theater is getting younger and younger. The stammtische enjoyed great popularity. The chairwoman thanked all the hardworking helpers in the background for the incredible support.

Treasurer martina hofmann recalled that the move from the gatekeeper’s house to the old town hall at the end of 2018 had caused considerable costs. Now the association is in a good financial position again. She expressed her sincere thanks to all donors.

Wolfgang krebs explained that in 2019 the forderverein will continue the production of the 6. The castle festival and the garden project had been. Hospitality on a donation basis has been preserved. In the cooperation with stephan klenner-otto interesting paths had opened up, further joint projects were conceivable.

Auditor victor clauss certified that the treasurer had kept proper and clear accounts.

The new chairman dietmar hofmann thanked his predecessor ute ernst "for the sensational work of building up the organization".

Finally, wolfgang krebs presented the productions planned for 2020. The piece "stay for breakfast" will be on 7. Marz performed for the last time, the day after with "women’s quota" the next premiere is already on the horizon. Since there are problems with the rights of production "india" if there is an alternative "no india today" with the producer heiko dietz offer. The god of carnage" stands at the palace festival on the program.

The offer of the institute for french regional history to use the new hall for the castle festival as a rain variant, will not be accepted by the members for the time being due to the low seating capacity. Instead, they want to move to the old town hall for emergencies. In the institute hall, however, wolfgang krebs liked to perform the play "novocento – the legend of the ocean pianist" to mark the theater’s tenth anniversary new recording.

In addition, a resumption of the "roller coaster" is planned for the fall planned. In the christmas season hours erich kastner’s "interview with santa claus" and "dinner for one – how it all began" on the program.

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