Chateau 005 (Performance Space)
139 Chateau Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Open to the Public

GRMN 0440, “German Theater in Action”, will perform Peter Turrini’s “Der tollste Tag”, a modern take on the famous French play “Le Marriage de Figaro”, resp. W.A. Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro.” Austrian author Turrini, a master of wit and physical comedy, explores the tensions between physical and rhetorical might as servant Figaro tries his very best to cross his master’s, i.e. Count Almaviva’s plans to make use of an old law that would allowed Almaviva to spend the wedding night with Figaro’s fiancée Susanne. As words and intrigues fly, tensions rise, affecting not just the lovers but also Almaviva’s wife and half of his court. While Beaumarchais finds a very lucky solution to his Figaro’s plight, Turrini, with his 20th century outlook on power and human rights, takes a more somber stance … In German, synopsis in English provided at the door.

Sponsored by:
German

Contact Organizer

Matthias, Bettina
bmatthia@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-3248