BY ROLAND SCHIMMELPFENNIG, TRANSLATED BY DAVID TUSHINGHAM
12 January 2017 — 11 February 2017
"Nazism comes knocking: German playwright probes the lure of fascism"
Read the Guardian's interview with Roland Schimmelpfennig and director Ramin Gray
Christmas Eve. Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy. Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward. Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him around for drinks...
Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through the UK premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s razor-sharp comedy.
Previous plays include The Golden Dragon and Arabian Night both presented by Actors Touring Company.
Schimmelpfennig is the most performed playwright in Germany and one of the country’s most exciting original voices, with productions of his work worldwide in over 40 countries.
“ATC produces work that inspires me to reconsider what a play can be and what theatre can do. Magical.” Simon Stephens
Estimated running time 1 hour 55 minutes
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An Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Company co-production
This translation was commissioned by Actors Touring Company with the support of the Goethe-Institut London