- Category: News
- Created on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:06
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
Schuldeisers, which is on at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, is a one-act play which centres on the question of whether a jilted partner is entitled to compensation - or revenge.
Written in 1888 by August Strindberg, it traces the disintegration of a marriage through adultery through conversations between a woman, her ex-husband and her new partner.
Its producers hope to boost audiences with a two-for-one offer for people who go to see the play with a former partner.
‘You can bring more than one ex if you like, but they will have to pay,’ added a spokesman for performing company Het Nationale Toneel.
Billed as ‘how to wreck a marriage in 90 minutes’, the revival of Strindberg’s psychological drama has received mixed reviews in the press.
NRC Handelsblad judged that a fine performance by the three actors - two men and one woman - only partially rescued the lukewarm and ponderous script.