About the show
A play by Ronald Schimmelpfennig
Director: Andreas Merz-Raykov
Translated from German: Uri Shani
A well educated German couple, with a passion for art, is celebrating Christmas. Unexpectedly, a stranger appears at their door. Is he who he claims to be or has the dark German past come knocking once again? During the cozy family gathering, the liberal values of the on-stage couple are challenged, as well as that of the audience.
The Hebrew translation of the play was specially commissioned for the festival, and will be presented in Israel for the first time, staring Gesher theatre actors.
Roland Schimelpfennig (Arabian Night, Push Up, The Golden Dragon and others) is one of the most notable German playwrights of our time. His plays have been translated into multiple languages and are performed all over the world to great success.
The director Andreas Merz-Raykov was born in Munich, Germany. After finishing his education, he worked in the Volksbühne theatre in Berlin. He has since directed over thirty productions all over Europe and Russia (Metamorphosis, A Streetcar Named Desire, Richard III and more). Currently lives and works in Berlin.