University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
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February 9, 2000 Contact: Bryant Payne (312)355-2523,



Professor Anthony Graham-White directs a modern classic, Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck." Inspired by the true story of an impoverished soldier, "Woyzeck" takes place in 1821, Leipzig, Germany.


Opening: Thursday, Feb. 17 (7:30)
Friday, Feb. 18 (7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 19 (7:30)
Sunday, Feb. 20 (2:15)
Thursday, Feb. 24 (2:15)
Friday, Feb. 25 (7:30)
Saturday, Feb. 26 (7:30)


UIC Theatre
1044 W. Harrison St.


When political turmoil burned and a father-son relationship suffered because of conflicting political agendas, young Buchner defied his father and fled to France on foot. Young Buchner started to write "Woyzeck" to express his distaste for the "governmental authoritarianism" of his homeland, Germany. "Woyzeck" remained an unfinished manuscript due to young Buchner's untimely death, resulting from a typhus epidemic in Zurich.

An all-purpose servant to a German Captain, Franz Woyzeck volunteers to become a subject of "the unscrupulous Army Doctor" to earn mere wages. In a state of frenzy, jealousy and wired nerves, Woyzeck begins to suspect his wife, Marie, for having an affair with the Drum Major. Woyzeck then commits an unthinkable crime that puts an end to his own living misery.

Cost of attending the performances are $7 for UIC students, $9 for UIC faculty and staff, and $11 for the general public.

For ticket information and reservations, contact the UIC Theatre: (312) 996-2939


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