A Dangerous Game
a not-so-far-fetched story
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
read by Martin Brambach
arranged by Gerhard Ahrens
Travelling salesman Alfredo Trapp’s car breaks down, and he becomes stuck in a village. Retired judge Richter Wucht invites him into his home but insists that Trapp stays for a dinner to which he has invited some friends: Zorn, a former public prosecutor, Kummer, a former lawyer, and Pilet, a former executioner, whose services are now no longer needed. During the opulent meal, the four older men persuade Trapp to join them in a game they play every evening, ‘taking the law into our own hands’. Each of them plays the role they formerly played professionally. The only role Trapp can play in the respective trial is therefore the role of the accused. Trapp, who is convinced that he is not actually guilty of anything, becomes embroiled in an interrogation situation. He gradually starts to believe that he may be responsible for someone’s death after all. The boundaries between the game and reality become increasingly blurred.
Read by well-known TV actor Martin Brambach, A Dangerous Game examines the subject of justice, a common thread that runs through all of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s works.
However, A Dangerous Game not only examines this important philosophical term but also revels in the description of an opulent meal. More than a good reason for Schloss Neuhardenberg’s head chef to serve a corresponding dinner in the Orangery after the reading. See schlossneuhardenberg.de for more information
A Dangerous Game
€ 16 / concessions € 12
Dinner in the Orangery after the reading
Set 3-course menu € 35 per person
excluding beverages or as part of the ‘Tatort Neuhardenberg’ package
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