Der Besuch der alten Dame

By: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Staging: Nicolas Stemann

Alfred Ill is to be done away with. Standing before a tribunal, he fears for his life. As a young man he committed a crime and now, many years later, the plaintiff is demanding justice. She can afford it. Claire Zachanassian returns to the village of Güllen as a woman of the world and offers one billion on the condition that Anton is put to death. When she was young, she experienced first-hand the power of social exclusion when, pregnant out of wedlock, she was expelled from Güllen. That moment was to determine the rest of her life.
How much retribution does the crime warrant? What is the difference between revenge and justice? And how does the victim become the perpetrator? Nicolas Stemann joins forces with two of his long-time collaborators, actors Patrycia Ziółkowska and Sebastian Rudolph, to stage the classic Swiss play.

 

With Sebastian Rudolph, Patrycia Ziółkowska
Staging
Nicolas Stemann
Set Design & Video
Claudia Lehmann
Costume
Marysol del Castillo
Music
Thomas Kürstner / Sebastian Vogel
Dramaturgy
Benjamin von Blomberg

Supported by Charlotte Kerr-Dürrenmatt-Stiftung & Zürcher Kantonalbank

  • Premiere: 17 September 2021, Pfauen
  • Pfauen
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Friday 17.09. Pfauen
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With the series Directors Talk you can bring our in-house directors Alexander Giesche, Suna Gürler, Trajal Harrell, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Nicolas Stemann, Wu Tsang, and co-artistic director Benjamin von Blomberg along with you into the productions of the 2021/22 season in eight conversations. During the second lockdown they met on Zoom to talk about here, now, and tomorrow, mainly in pairs and once round-robin. The conversations are part of the season preview, which presents the 2021/2022 season and is available now in all our venues, as well as free to order online.

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Der Besuch der alten Dame

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