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An imaginary encounter.


10.11.2022 at 19:30 o'clock
CHF 42.00 / 28.00 / *15.00 (regular / patron / discounted)
Theatre Chur

"The Case of Meursault – A Counter-Statement" is the answer of the Algerian author Kamel Daoud to Albert Camus' classic "The Stranger". Nicolas Stemann, director and director of the Zurich Schauspielhaus, takes Daoud's novel as the starting point for an imaginary encounter between the protagonists of both novels and between their authors.

The encounter tells of the relentless search of Haroun, Daoud's novel hero, who believes he is the brother of the murdered Arab in Camus' "L'Étranger". This brother has no name and forms the origin of Meursault's reflection on the man's place in the world. In his homage to Camus, Kamel Daoud constructs a fictional debate about the contradictions between Europe and the Maghreb since the Algerian War of Independence.

Nicolas Stemann's production explores the question of what influence history can have on the present: How would the encounter between Haroun and Meursault go today – almost 60 years after Algeria's independence? And does decolonization still affect the lives of people on both sides of the Mediterranean today?


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