In this fragmented avant-garde tragedy, German dramatist George Büchner presents the shockingly visceral drama of a young soldier broken by the military. Even though Büchner crafted Woyzeck in the 1830s and left it unfinished due to his untimely death at age 23, the story, and its lack of resolution, still resonates with modern audiences. A retelling of a news account about a young soldier who murdered his lover, the plays leaves open the ending for directors to explore. Why did Woyzeck murder? Was it his fault? The government’s? In our new adaptation, director Kristin Hunt will explode the conventions of staging and present a radical reappraisal of this influential drama in a site-specific style. We hope you like peas.
March 1-16, 2013