Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (F)
Venue: Aarhus Teater / Scala
Heartbreaking story of adultery in apartheid South Africa
THURSDAY May 28th 8pm
FRIDAY May 29th 8pm (incl. artist talk)
Price Group A - 150 kr. / 90 kr.
This years ILT-festival presents the critically acclaimed performance THE SUIT by the iconic theatre director Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Franck Krawczyk. The production is based on the South African writer Can Thembas novel.
In this perfomance we are introduced to Philomen, a middleclass lawyer, and his wife Matilda. The Suit of the title belongs to Matilda’s lover and is left behind when Philomen catches his wife cheating on him with her lover. As punishment, Philomen makes Matilda treat the suit as an honored guest. She has to feed it, entertain it and take it out for walks as a constant reminder of her adultery. The South African township of Sophiatown is as much a character in the play as the unfortunate couple.