From the novel to the stage,
Agota Kristofs cynical and merciless masterpiece packs a wallop.
The backdrop is the war, the bombing, the atrocities, the hardships.
On a sparsely furnished stage, Klaus et Lucas, in a perfect fusion
of body and mind, train themselves to become insensitized in order
to survive the ambient cruelty. Lacking any sense of morality, they
make daily entries into a notebook, detailing the progress of their
training and listing their transgressions until the inevitable separation
occurs. This overwhelming and playful adaptation of the first part
of the celebrated trilogy of twins by the actors of
the Flemish collective De Onderneming (The Enterprise), conveys
with remarkable sensitivity the terrifying reality of the novel.
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