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Nine Suitcases

Sun 21st – Sat 27th Aug 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“captures the original’s devastating blend of angry despair and cool detachment”

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Mercury Theatre

SUMMARY

Nine Suitcases stage adaptation captures the original’s devastating blend of angry despair and cool detachment, exposing the cruelty, indifference, selfishness, cowardice and betrayal of which human beings are capable in extreme circumstances. The setting is a Jewish ghetto in Hungary during World War Two. The protagonist is a thinly disguised version of Béla Zsolt himself, struggling to survive in the nightmarish conditions he is forced to endure as he awaits deportation to Auschwitz. Horrifying though Zsolt’s story is, the telling of it is laced with grim irony, occasional memories of human kindness and grotesque farce.

Admission: £8(£5)

Venue 13

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