„Stemann bridges the gap between Sturm und Drang and the youth of today. Werther’s egotrip is a tour of discovery that is well worth watching.”
(Nürnberger Zeitung)

„A magic moment with a star, Philipp Hochmair, an exceptional talent.”
(Neue Züricher Zeitung)

„Stemann’s Werther captures the spirit of the times without betraying the original text. Watching it provides an hour of pure enjoyment.”
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

„A wonderful trip through the soul of an unhappy young man that, after 60 minutes, is over much too soon.”
(Die Welt)

„Philipp Hochmair is the embodiment of everything having to do with Werther.”
(Frankfurter Rundschau)

„The most beautiful and dazzling thing about the humor pill that Stemann administers are the ecstatic linguistic symptoms that it causes. Under the influence of this drug, the audience experiences moments of clarity in which the humor transforms into emotion and insight.”
(Basler Zeitung)

„This play is tragiccomic, ludicrous to the point of crying, free and furious. Goethe’s text becomes the vehicle of a dynamic trip through time that brings a historic dimension into our own ahistorical present. Stemann and Hochmair have proven themselves to be outstandingly worthy of Werther.”
(Theater der Zeit)