WORLD STAGES: The Suit, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (France)
In renowned director Peter Brook's stage adaptation of a classic South African story, a lawyer forces his adulterous wife to treat her lover's left-behind suit as an honored guest.
- Mar. 11 - 13, 2014
- Terrace Theater
- 75 minutes
Based on the original novel by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon
Direction, adaptation, and music by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk
The Suit centers on Philomen, a middle-class lawyer, and his wife Matilda. When Philomen catches Matilda having an affair, Philomen makes Matilda treat her lover's left-behind suit as an honored guest--she must feed it, entertain it, and take it out for walks as a constant reminder of her adultery. In English. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performance Timing: Approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
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WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 is supported through the generosity of the HRH Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the State Plaza Hotel and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
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