Stage setting of “The Visit”

Photo credit: © Landesbühnen Sachsen: „Der Besuch der alten Dame“; Season 2017/2018; Stage Design by Christoph Gehre; Photo by Hagen König

“The Visit”, written by the swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt, is briefly about a wealthy older woman who returns to her former hometown with a dreadful bargain: She wants the townspeople to kill the man who got her pregnant, then abandoned her. In exchange, she will provide enough money to revitalize the town.

Right now it’s shown on Landesbühnen Sachsen in Germany, and Big Image had the opportunity to print parts of the stage setting on American Mesh thanks to set designer Christoph Gehre.

Big Image got the chance to ask Christoph Gehre a couple of questions!

What was your thoughts regarding the set design, what feeling and effects did you want to create?

The idea was to position the orchestra on the stage behind the movable printed wall to create a cramped, closed, and psychological space that creates an opportunity to involve the performers at a meta level.

Did the final result turn out as you imagined?

Yes, 100%. The prints and the stage setting looks exactly like the design model.

How was it working with Big Image in this process?

Great as always! Friendly, professional, helpful and reliable.


At Big Image we love the usage of American Mesh for this stage setting, and we think it turned out absolutely beautiful!

Photo by Hagen König

Photo by Hagen König

Photo by Hagen König

Photo by Hagen König