“When we die, what do we leave behind?”
Seen onstage in 2018, the Finborough’s UK and English language premiere of DEATH OF A HUNTER is now available to watch for free online until Wednesday 7th October.
Presented as a tribute to German playwright Rolf Hochhuth who died in May, DEATH OF A HUNTER is the fourth play by Hochhuth presented at the Finborough. This production opened on the author’s 87th birthday. As part of the Finborough’s own 40th birthday celebrations, the play stars Edmund Dehn who also appeared in the Finborough’s very first production back in 1980.
Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past…
Clinically, precisely, harrowingly and in real time, radical German playwright Hochhuth explores the final hour in the life of an American icon, examining the cult of celebrity, the trappings of fame and “the ultimate futility with which we are all cursed and ‘blessed’”.
The show received many four-star notices and lasts approximately one hour. There is no guidance listed for this production.
Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to Finborough Theatre to enable it to reopen after this crisis has passed.
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