Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Stage Director Maksim Fadeev
Alice Klavdia Bezmaternykh
Edgar Rustam Musakulov
Kurt Jan Dobrynin

“Playing Strindberg”

The play “Playing Strindberg” by the Swiss playwright Dürrenmatt is a loose adaptation of the “The Dance of Death” by A. Strindberg. According to Dürrenmatt: “The bourgeois tragedy of marriage gave birth to a comedy about the bourgeois tragedy of marriage”.

The plot tells about the unbearability of a long married life. Retired Captain Edgar and his wife Alice have been living on an abandoned island in the cold sea for twenty-five years. This “idyll” is disturbed by Inspector Kurt, who arrives on the island with an inspection. So the bored couple enthusiastically enters the game, trying on all the faces of the love triangle.

On December 15th, 2020, a sketch of the future play was performed as part of the retrospective days of stage improvisations.

The premiere of the play took place on April 30th, May 1st and 2nd, 2021.
Duration of the play: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recommended for ages 16+

Based on the play by Friedrich R. Dürrenmatt
The Stage Director – Maksim Fadeyev