The Zermatt Open-Air Theatre 2019 is all about women: three different stories about exceptional women, woven together into the new play MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! by Bernese director and writer Livia Anne Richard.
One of these women is Lucy Walker (played by Corinne Thalman), who was the first women in the world to climb the Matterhorn in 1871 but faced intense opposition from society. There's also Tina Müller, a young woman from Zermatt whose journey in life seemed to have been decided for her because she was "just a woman". Alpine horn player Eliana Burki represents another woman caught up in the battle of the sexes. It’s a gripping story focusing on three women that also casts a knowing spotlight on a current issue – how much progress has been made towards equality and what we can learn from the past?
Multiple languages and audio guides
The play has an English-speaking protagonist and, just like "The Matterhorn Story" in 2015, features several languages, including Valais German, English and High German. This is intended to reflect the play’s local and international audiences. The play will also be translated via audio guides for French-speaking visitors.
Performances will take place on Thursdays to Sundays from 11 July 2019 to 1 September 2019. On Sundays, the performances will start at 15:00 hrs, on all other days at 19:30 hrs. A total of 31 performances will take place on the open-air stage. Tickets with or without accommodation and vouchers are available online now.