With ease Dr.B., Austrian emigrant on the passenger steamer from New York to Buenos Aires defeats the reigning world chess champion Mirko Czentovic. This almost insane skill is a consequence of the struggle for survival during the isolation torture in a "hotel cell" during National Socialism.
The story by Stefan Zweig, published shortly before his death, still has explosive topicality: people endangering the system are banished and struggle to survive in extreme situations.
The scenic - musical reading concentrates on
the skillfully described, exciting events on the passenger steamer (reading) and the psychologically vivid description of the external and internal conditions in the "hotel cell" of Dr. B. (play).
The third theater production by musician Jürg Zurmühle and actor Felix Bertschin condenses the novella into a haunting chamber play.
Performing artists: Bertschin - Zurmühle
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