Everyone knows, all of them … that when all’s said and done, she is no more than a fig leaf hiding the thing everyone else would be much happier never having to look at.
An Israeli violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant.
One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives.
Slid her an envelope right under the door and then just walked away.
It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation. Stories of a devastating past are compellingly reconstructed to try and make sense of the present.
Maya Arad Yasur is a prize-winning Israeli playwright, whose work has been produced worldwide.
Vivid show explores hidden histories and unpaid debts
An innovative and very well-acted production
A knotty drama about Amsterdam's under-explored Jewish past
Maya Arad Yasur’s complex play about the consequences of war is obscured by a series of comic games
Frequently fascinating multilayered play given an over-energetic production
A timely piece, putting contemporary Europe in direct conversation with its past at a time when those demons are reawakening
Curiously lightweight approach to a serious story
Chaotic, rewarding and tiring
A potentially compelling play is done in by its structure and an unhelpful staging