To the west! Ransom, a young lawyer from the East Coast, wants to try his luck in the harsh world of the cowboys. On the way, he falls victim to an attack and ends up battered in the town of Twotrees, whose citizens are mainly preoccupied with a fear of Liberty Valance, the very bandit who attacked Ransom. But the attorney is not to be intimidated and initiates a new era with education, law and elections. The duel for power and justice has begun. Which hero will win? In Dorothy M. Johnson's story, Hakan Savaş Mican finds a blueprint for the painful question that's extremely imperative at the moment: On what foundation is what we call »democracy« built?
Opening night: 14 January 2016
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
A Maxim Gorki Theater Production / Stage Rights: Hakan Savaş Mican / The Man who shot Liberty Valance, Copyright © Dorothy M. Johnson, 1953 by McIntosh and Otis, Inc., New York.