, one of Europe’s top directors, makes his OCC premiere with an idiosyncratic farce based on a work by the 19th-century French comic dramatist, Eugène Labiche.
Two wealthy bourgeois families meet ahead of the wedding that will unite them. Unable to communicate, they sing like there’s no tomorrow, dance the shake, jam themselves into ramshackle chairs, suffer runny noses and gibber away as they pass round stuffed animals.
Time and space will never be the same in the European theatre again after Marthaler, who is never afraid to take risks. For two decades now, the award-winning Swiss director has been observing our world and reconstructing it with a poetic sensibility and almost scientific attention to detail.