The Chess Player

SPECTACLES - Spectacles Théâtre, Performance
Le 17.01.2020

Based on a novella by Stefan Zweig, The Chess Player tells the tale of a journey into and out of madness.

Based on a novella by Stefan Zweig, The Chess Player tells the tale of a journey into and out of madness.

Imprisoned in solitary confinement by the Nazis, a prisoner, slides into insanity until he steals a book of grand chess tournaments. Living through them he holds onto reality. This works until they become too familiar and he begins to tumble back into the abyss. Desperate he creates new games playing with...or rather against himself, dividing himself into two...

Beyond the story of survival, the production has a larger, meta-theatre frame in which the actor steps out of the play as the playwright/performer struggling with the process of creating a good show. He explores the idea of how our lives parallel the action of the play. How, like the doctor in solitary survives by entering an illusion, so do we in our lives reaching out to illusions to guide us... like going to watch theatre.

Theatre Omnibus is a professional theatre committed to engaging, entertaining and challenging audiences, empowering them to reach beyond the traditional scope of their lives and quest for a newer, deeper truth in their day-to-day experience.

Celebrating the essential power of theatre, Theatre Omnibus focuses on creating projects ranging from new works to reinventing classic texts. Theatre Omnibus creates full productions, staged readings, educational theatre and workshops in theatre skills, all aiming to illuminate our common humanity and elevate our ability to live lives of the highest calibre.

Age conseillé
Adolescents, Adultes, Seniors
Avec
Theatre Omnibus
ven. 17 janv. 2020
20:00

Centre des arts

62 Route de Chêne
1208 Genève

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Tarifs

Full Fare CHF 30

UN Fare CHF 25

Ecolint Fare (Parents/Staff) CHF 20

Reduced Fare (Students/AVS/AI/-20 years) CHF 15

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