Die Physiker

A comedy in two acts by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

  • Recommended age: 14+



Classic Dürrenmatt drama under self-direction – the ensemble stages its own work

Three mentally ill patients sit in an asylum in the countryside and claim to be the scientists Möbius, Einstein and Newton. One of them really is a physicist who has discovered the theory of everything. Against the background of the threat of global destruction during the Cold War, Friedrich Dürrenmatt raises the question of responsibility and morality. Reason enough to stage his play again. True to Dürrenmatt’s famous quote, «What concerns everyone is something only all of us can solve», the Basel Ensemble is staging ‹The Physicists› under its own auspices. It takes the world-premiere staged at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 1962 as its point of departure. A special production to celebrate Dürrenmatt’s 100th birthday.

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About the work

NEW! Digital bookstall

Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.

Die Physiker