Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kroetz' Through the Leaves Opens in Toronto

From a (very brief!) media release - just opened, looks interesting and stars one of my favourite actors of all time, Nicholas Campbell (I think the pic alone says it all!)

The Company Theatre presents
THROUGH THE LEAVES
Directed by Philip Riccio
Starring Nicholas Campbell & Maria Vacratsis

September 10th-October 3rd 2010
At the Tarragon Theatre
Toronto, Ontario

With Through the Leaves celebrated German playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz has written an uncompromis- ing relationship drama that chronicles the failed relationship between Martha, a female butcher and her abusive companion, Otto, a loud-mouthed factory worker. The play explores how the two just can't connect in a way that's real or true, how intimacy is ultimately impossible in an extremely unique relationship that yet depicts a very universal truth about the desperate need in humans to feel connected to someone else.

"A contemporary German classic,a beautiful study of two people" - Evening Standard

"It takes a hard convincing look at the imbalance of power between a man and a woman and at what happens when tenderness and cruelty converge" - Observer

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