“Love between a man and woman is war.” In present-day Winnipeg, Adam and Laura have a very tense relationship. The married couple struggle for power over their child after a disastrous feud. One question remains: Where will it end?
Considered one of August Strindberg’s major plays, “The Father” gets a facelift in this re-imagined version by playwright Julie Tepperman. This study of Judaism, faith, guilt, and role reversal in modern relationships is insightful and convincing. Adam and Laura drive each other insane, while Benjamin, her brother, and Julia, a common friend, watch − powerless − things escalate to a point of no return.
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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