from Albert Camus

A production of the fringe ensemble

With : Andreas Meidinger

Director: Frank Heuel
Space and costumes: Annika Ley

Premiere: 09 October 2014, theaterimballsaal, Bonn

Evil has come to the Algerian port city of Oran in the form of the plague bacillus, forcing the city to close its doors. No one – whether infected or still healthy – is allowed to leave the city, no one is allowed to enter. Soon, even within the city, the healthy are separated from the sick and families are separated in this way.

They are two worlds that coexist in this extreme situation and between which there can be almost no exchange – only the sky above them is the same.

At the center of the fight against the calamity is the doctor Rieux, whose solidarity and emphatic action against the pathogen and the prolonged ignorance of the city’s superiors make him immune to the disease. In this character, Camus brings his philosophy of revolt to life.

For a long time, the novel seems to be a neutral account of events, until the chronicler is “outed” as this very doctor. He is at the center of the fringe ensemble’s stage adaptation.

There is calm in the eye of the storm. Around it rages!

A production of Vivat GbR/fringe ensemble.
Sponsored by: Bundesstadt Bonn, Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

“The Plague” by Albert Camus is published by Rowohlt Verlag.