A bridge crosses the border between two countries. Each side is guarded by a precistant guard. With a pass you get out on the bridge, but no further, because the pass isn’t valid at the other end. Nor does it allow you to go back. One by one, the characters get stuck on the bridge and in this no-man’s land, the action begins.
Comedy on the Bridge is a 1935 radio opera by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Operaverkstan’s version of this classic comedy takes place at the end of the Cold War in a place where everyone is tired of border controls. Life is marked by suspicion and espionage and everything is turned upside down when five people get stuck at the border and can’t get anywhere.