One year after the death of his father, author and director Boris Nikitin begins to write the story of his Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease. The disease made short work of destroying his father, a year from diagnosis to death. Very early on in his illness, his father broached the idea of considering assisted suicide, which is a legal way of dying in Switzerland. It is a declaration that changes everything. In Attempt on Dying, Nikitin combines the story of this outing with the story of his own coming-out as a gay man 20 years ago and develops a radical and at the same time intimate theatrical evening about what it means to take the step into the public eye, making oneself attackable and vulnerable. Nikitin’s play thereby fundamentally reinterprets vulnerability from a trait that we usually prefer to hide from each other, to a courageous ability that arises in the act of its exposure.
Performances take place on 25 June, 29 June, 30 June and 1 July at 18:30. These performances will take place through the Zoom platform. Registrations will open on Monday 22 June and will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Numbers are strictly limited so please ensure that you are able to attend if you register.