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Roberto Zucco: Thriller theatre

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What: Roberto Zucco, theatre play by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Production: English Theatre Leipzig, in English

When: 2-4 June, 10-11 June, at 8 p.m.

Where: Neues Schauspiel, LĂĽtznerstr. 29, Leipzig

Synopsis: “A powerful psychological thriller based on an infamous true story, Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès follows a young lost soul driven to commit terrible crimes, seemingly without motive. Italian Roberto Zucco, aged 18, was sent to prison after violently murdering his parents. Five years later, he escaped and went on the run, defying police in three countries. Changing his identity many times, he embarked on a crime spree for two years – undetected. The play examines the concept of, where does evil come from? Is evil learned, is it forced upon a person or is a person just born that way?” (Neues Schauspiel website)

"Who is Roberto Zucco? A prisoner or a secret agent? A lover or a rapist? A chameleon or a rhino? A peace-loving student or a killer on the run?" https://leipglo.com
Roberto Zucco flyer, English Theatre.

Tickets: 12 euros full, 8 euros reduced (Reserve here)

A word from English Theatre (ELT): “It features our biggest cast yet, and uniquely and in the spirit of our international home, all parts are non-native speakers of English. The title role is played by Robert GĂĽnschmann (who you might remember from Someone to Watch Over Me), and is directed by Tom Bailey, who will be handing over the directorial reins to someone else for ELT’s 6th production. More on that another time. But first, Roberto Zucco – as Samuel French says: “The last play by legendary French writer Bernard-Marie Koltès was ‘a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing’ (The Times).”

“Who is Roberto Zucco? A prisoner or a secret agent? A lover or a rapist? A chameleon or a rhino? A peace-loving student or a killer on the run?”

“In a series of poetic, fast-moving scenes, Koltès takes his hero on a mythical journey through a landscape of strange and violent beauty.”

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