EQUUS by Peter Shaffer
17-year-old Alan Strang blinds six horses in a fit of religious fervour – or madness? Love? He finds himself in therapy with psychiatrist Dr. Dysart, who is wrestling with his own sense of purpose in the “adjustment business.” Dysart’s attempts to develop a doctor-patient relationship and understand Alan’s actions raise profound questions of sanctity, sexuality, and self. Are we free to choose what makes our lives worth living? Why do we love what we love? What does it mean to be part of the herd?
Based on a true story, Peter Shaffer’s modern classic explores the complex relationships between disease and divinity, devotion and disorder. With elements of physical theatre, choreography and music, this production creates an intense and vibrant live experience. Join the ride through the weeds of culture and condition in this thought-provoking, physical, and energetic performance!
PREMIERE ON SATURDAY, 24 JUNE
More shows: 25+26 June / 1 July / 3 July / 5-8 July
All shows begin at 7.30 pm
At the audimax, von-melle-park 4, 20146 Hamburg
Get your tickets at the box office or here.
Graphic Design (c) Ole Friedrich