The devastating and brutal story of an ageing couple’s violent descent into self-destructive despair. Against the powerful backdrop of political and social disillusionment and the individual’s struggle to feel significant in an indifferent world. The spiralling events of one climactic day force Bert and Sibylle to face their guilty memories, parasitic relationship and the dreadful truth of growing old.Franz Xaver KroetzATC has a strong interest in contemporary European theatre and during the last year has produced, premiered and toured the UK with In the Solitude of Cotton Fields by Bernard-Marie Koltes and Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig. Future plans include the Spanish black comedy Excuses! by Joel Joan and Jordi Sanchez (autumn 2003) and Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz (Spring 2004).
28 April – 28 April 2003