By Nona Fernández after Molière
Premiere 31.03.2023

  • Premiere
  • Recommended age: 16+
  • With English surtitles (except for the premiere)

From drinking hall to upper hall to burial hall

Molière suffered a violent haemorrhage while playing the role of the ‹Imaginary Invalid› on 17 February 1673. What did the greatest theatre-maker of his time experience at the moment of his death? Now, 350 years later, Antú Romero Nunes recreates the last long seconds of Molière's life as a fatal revue. Chilean playwright Nona Fernández has written a play for the Basel company based on archetypes from Molière's life and comedies: The masters – stingy, sick and salacious. The servants – imaginative, industrious and ill-treated. The ups and downs of a troupe of actors between intrigue and success, acceptance and refusal, triumph and defeat.

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take a exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point is the foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • CHF 10
  • Usually in German 
  • Date: 27 March 2023

The culinary theatre experience. Combine your visit to the theatre with a multi-course menu at the revamped Monteverdi bar at the heart of the theatre. Can be booked for select performances at the ticket office and in the ticket shop. More 

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