Students: Pay-What-You-Wish at the Door 1778. The young poet Lenz travels through the mountains to seek refuge with the priest Oberlin. There he wants to rest and wants to forget as his mental state increasingly deteriorates...

Playwright Georg Büchner's poetic and shattering account of one uprooted man's turmoil and mental condition is based on the real journey of the German poet Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, who suffered from schizophrenic and manic-depressive episodes throughout his life. He was found dead on a street in Moscow in 1792, after years of impoverishment; all while being counted as one of the most important representatives of the 'Sturm and Drang' movement.

Brought to you by a German-American production team, this evening explores Lenz's inner conflict through a strong visual concept and minimalist setting.

Lamin Leroy Gibba

Directed by
Luisa Taraz

Set & Costumes by
Julia Katharina Berndt

Video & Sound by
Charlotte Dukee

Production Assistance
Nadine Reumer 

Photograph: Juan Manuel Salcito // Graphic Design by: Andrea Trumpf

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