LÉONCE ET LÉNA
Thom Luz / Theater Basel
Léonce et Léna tells the grotesque trajectory of a prince and a princess. Escaping a marriage forced upon them, they meet by chance and get married against their better instincts. Swiss director Thom Luz works meticulously on music, text, and scenography, and will no doubt take on this dazzling text by Georg Büchner by exposing its failings. That is, the beauty of this kind of literature lies in what it hides. Its cracks, doubts and alliterations. Just like this bisected piano on stage. All the fine details of the plot unfold and play out in these missing spaces.