The Suicide

MA Acting 2018
7th, 8th, 9th June 2018

PATS STUDIO THEATRE [7 - 9 June at 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm on 9th June]

By Nikolai Erdman
Translated by Peter Tegel

"A masterpiece...Lights up the sky." The Guardian

A brilliant and penetrating satire about an unemployed man who contemplates suicide and is besieged by spokespeople of discontented groups, from butchers to intellectuals, who want him to turn his suicide into a gesture on their behalf. Erdman's genius was recognized by his contemporaries including Brecht, Stanislavsky and Meyerhold. The latter two competed to do The Suicide. Stalin gave permission to present the play only after Gorki pleaded with him, but it was not allowed to open following a year of rehearsal.

Director Katarzyna Deszcz

By arrangement with Samuel French Limited

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The Suicide