Plau (dpa/mv) - A new open-air theater location will start on the Mecklenburg Lake District in June. At the end of June, the first castle festival begins in Plau am See (Ludwigslust-Parchim), as the tourist information announced on Monday. On the grounds of the medieval castle in the old town, first the summer revue "A song can be a bridge" and a few days later the fairy tale musical "Hans im Glück" is performed. The Castle Festival is supported by a team of actors, dancers and singers led by organizer Manuel Ettelt.
"We are happy that we can finally start," said Ettelt. The start was originally planned for 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to the corona pandemic. The fairy tale "Hans im Glück" by the Brothers Grimm, which was staged by Jan Rademacher and Timo Riegelsberger, is planned as a fairy tale musical with specially composed music, primarily for families. The castle can accommodate around 400 visitors. The game is played from June 25th, usually from Thursday to Sunday until the end of August.
The actors of the team completed their training in Hamburg and have appeared in various musicals and television series. The Burgfestspiele close a gap in open-air theater between Neustrelitz, Waren an der Müritz and Schwerin. They are funded by the district of Ludwigslust-Parchim and the North German Broadcasting Corporation. The climatic health resort of Plau with the Plauer See is considered a tourist focus on the Mecklenburg Lake District.