An Italian fresh graduate of the school of Drama in Italy has died on stage while acting a scene where he was asked to hang himself. The 27 year old man has been reportedly dead.
In the courtyard of Teatro Lux, a theater in Pisa, Italy, the performtragedy ance of an experimental production on Saturday offered an unusual spectacle. The play, called “Mirages,” was not performed from a stage, but throughout the theater by different actors in different places. The audience moved through the play as one might move through a gallery.
Questions about how he could have met such a tragic fate — and speculation over whether he meant to kill himself — have been raised as details of the strange incident slowly emerged in Italian media and English-language outlets.
However, others pointed out that Schumacher had changed the original ending of his scene in “Mirages.”
In the wake of the tragedy, the theater has been closed.
Schumacher graduated from drama school last year; Teatro Lux is a venue in downtown Pisa that includes a movie theater, bar and performance space. An English translation of a mission statement posted to its website reads: “We want to dispel the myth … that theater is something boring and challenging, suitable only for young ladies in fur coats and tails, and rediscover the playful and popular — in the best sense of the term — soul of the theater.”