From a midsummer night's dream to a summer theater festival: Komödienspiele Porcia!
In 1960 the idea of staging theater plays in the Renaissance courtyard of Porcia Castle came up on the occasion of a visit to Spittal by Thomas Bernhard, Herbert Wochinz and Annemarie Siller. A major cultural event made in Carinthia was born!
The midsummer night's dream soon turned into a renowned summer theater festival, which has been successfully directed by Peter Pikl since 1996.
one of the most distinctive characters of commedia dell´arte, is the mascot of the comedy town of Spittal. With its hunchback and large hat, as depicted in the "Il Carnevale Italiano Mascherato" Milano series of etchings of 1642, and being the funniest and most profound and influential character, it symbolizes the characteristic features of the entire region. Komödienspiele Porcia
"Strategen der Liebe" by George Farquhar
"Anatol und sein Größenwahn" by Arthur Schnitzler
"Der Herr Karl" by Carl Merz and Helmut Qualtinger
"Wie man Hasen jagt" by Georges Feydeau
"Landung in St. Jakob" by Werner Thuswaldner
"Wer hat Angst vorm bösen Wolf" by Florian Eisner and Dominik Kaschke (children's play)