The Dance of Death (McPherson)
THE STORY: On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife, Alice, live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared to use his very last breath to make their lives a living hell.
“Conor McPherson’s new version of THE DANCE OF DEATH is snappy and smart…jokes seem to whizz around like venomous arrows.”—TheArtsDesk.com. “THE DANCE OF DEATH doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs but this Strindberg play is, in its own twisted way, almost jolly. The show depicts a toxic marriage and, as the couple claw at each other, it’s impossible to look away. Conor McPherson, a master of bruising banter, has penned this new version and the play feels lighter in his hands.”—Time Out London.