Woyzeck: A Fever Dream

by laura schlachtmeyer & andrew frank

directed by andrew frank

Woyzeck… the story of a soldier who descends into chaos and confusion, killing his wife and then himself. Considered the “first modern play”, Woyzeck was written in 1834 by a 24 year old Georg Buchner. Working on the fourth draft of the play when he died, many scholars are divided over which scenes Buchner meant to stay in the script and what the order should be. Woyzeck represents one of the most extraordinary events in the history of literature… anticipating by some 50 to 100 years the literary movements of the 20th century. It was the first time that a piece of drama was dedicated to the tragic fate of an ordinary man. In this new adaptation by Andrew Frank, from a translation by Laura Schlactmeyer, special attention is paid to the role of the church in Buchner’s world in addition to the military. Then, as it is now, the church sets the ground work for what morality is and how to be virtuous. Woyzeck is a simple man that gets lost among the rhetoric.

Performances: 

 1/6/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/7/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/8/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/12/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/13/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/14/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/15/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/19/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/20/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/21/2005 at 8:00pm
 1/22/2005 at 8:00pm

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