Theater — The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's most frequently performed play deals with the fatal aspects of desire. It is about love in capitalism. The successful fashion designer Petra von Kant has already thrown her husband and all other conventions concerning love and desire overboard. But her new romance is far from being a utopian aspiration. Her relationships with her female lover and her assistant reveal the true balance of power. Petra's apartment becomes the primal scene of reckoning with the social forces at work. The virtuoso melodrama with six strong female characters is being staged by French director Emilie Charriot, who was celebrated last season for the “rare enjoyment of pure theater drama.” This theater of complex emotions on an empty stage will be performed in German with English surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30-65 for adults and CHF 10 for students under age 30 and youths under age 16.
Schauspielhaus Theater Basel