Monday, June 17, 2013

The World Stage - Germany

This past week saw the German stage premier of Thirteen Reasons Why. The title over there is Tote Mädchen lügen nicht, and it's being performed at the Junges Theater Bonn.
Here is the cover of their program.

It's been amazing to see how well this story connects with readers around the world, but the German translation has been especially well received. It's been a bestseller, won a national award, and is taught in many of their schools. Considering that I had no idea it would sell anywhere outside of the U.S. (and I wasn't even certain it would sell within the U.S.), all of these things come as beautiful surprises.

And now a stage performance???

Below are photos taken from the program. If you've read the book, you may be able to tell which scenes a few of them depict. (Click the pics to enlarge.)

I won't be able to attend any of the shows, but I know many of my blog readers live in Germany. So please check out a performance if you get the chance. I just signed a contract to extend the run into November.

And to the cast and crew, "Danke sehr!"


Little Willow said...

That looks AMAZING! Congratulations to all involved -- Break a leg! :)

Susanne Winnacker said...

That's wonderful! I don't live too far from Bonn. I checked the website and I can't make any of their summer dates, but hopefully I can make one in Fall once they have them on their website! So exciting!