God - by Ferdinand von Schirach
After the great stage success of "Terror" we present the new play by Ferdinand von Schirach as a world premiere. Richard Gärtner wants to die. Although he is still in good health at the age of 78. Since his wife died, he cannot muster any new will to live. Gärtner asks his family doctor for assisted suicide. He refuses. The case is now before the German Ethics Council, in which experts from the judiciary, medicine and the church discuss the right to an "orderly" death. In the end, it is not the voting members of the council who vote on the ethics council's recommendation, but, as in "Terror," the audience. Schirach thus continues his idea of theater as a social discourse space in which the great controversial issues of our time are negotiated.This content has been machine translated.