Extremely important play, with a highly flawed structure.

Georg Büchner the author of the plays Woyzeck, Danton’s Death, Leonce & Lena and the novella Lenz, is one of the most influential authors of German Literature, but perhaps the least prolific, due to his untimely death at the age of 23. Unfortunately the play, Woyzeck, which made his international reputation, was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1837. When it was produced in 1913, it burst onto the world stage and ushered in German Expressionism. Stage One Theatre at North Seattle College has just opened an interesting production of this strangely appealing but flawed play.