Theater — The Physicists

Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
© ingo hoehn

Three mentally ill patients sit in an asylum in the countryside and claim to be the scientists Möbius, Einstein, and Newton. One of them really is a physicist who has discovered the theory of everything. Against the backdrop of the threat of global destruction during the Cold War, Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt raises questions about responsibility and morality. True to Dürrenmatt’s famous quote, “What concerns everyone is something that only all of us can solve,” the Basel ensemble is staging Dürrenmatt’s classic drama under its own auspices, taking the world premiere performed at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 1962 as its point of departure. This special production to celebrate Dürrenmatt’s 100th birthday is performed in German with English surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30-60 and CHF 10 for those under age 30.


Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
Steinentorgasse 7
4051 Basel

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