In the late 1920s, on the veranda of Knut and Kerstin’s seemingly quiet house, characters of a rich family have adulterous relationships with one another. While each tries to fulfill their personal desires, it becomes clear that there is more than a love triangle at stake.
“Playing with Fire” premiered in 1893. This semi-autobiographical drama recounts an unfortunate visit August Strindberg made to an old friend and the consequent betrayal the artist experienced.
“Playing with Fire” deals with a topic that was taboo during his lifetime − and still is today. Knut and Kerstin are stuck in a loveless marriage and find themselves having to challenge their definition of love. They must accept the idea that sometimes, life is about more than just waiting for things to happen.
Cendrine Marrouat is a freelance writer/reviewer, blogger, published author and translator living in Canada. Official Website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com
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