THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS / Det löjliga mörkret / 2016

Wolfram Lotz

THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS

Translation: Martin Lagerholm

Dramaturgy: Tom W-O Silkeberg
Set Design: Helga Bumsch
Costume Design: Maja Mirković
Choreographer: Damjan Kecojević.
Music: Igor Gostuški
Light Design: Emanuel Arvanitis
Photo: David Skoog

Cast: Gustav Berg, Erik Borgeke, Cecilia Borssén, Tobias Borvin, Nils Dernevik, Jörgen Düberg

Production: Helsingborg City Theatre, Helsingborg, Sweden, September 17, 2016

Immensely complex, sharp and deeply humanistic, play by Wolfram Lotz operates as a critical commentary on our times. It’s a story of prejudice and xenophobia in which reality and imagination float together in a jumble of global misconceptions and collective delusions.

What I recognized in Lotz’s craftiness is a perfectly contemporary Rabelaisian approach to the characters. In situations given, it is densely inwrought with the best heritage of The theater of the absurd. The same level of outrageous, crude and stubbornly non-hypocritical language performed by costumes is what I tried to achieve.

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