In partnership with Festival de Liège
“Here’s to the happy couple!” The ceremony over with, it’s now time for the wedding feast and everyone is at the table. The newlyweds, the father, the sister, the friends: little by little the masks come off and all the hypocrisy in the relations between the characters is revealed, from arguments to the settling of scores. As the aggressions mount, even the sets crack and the furniture starts falling apart and breaking.
A scathing comedy written by Brecht in his twenties, La Noce (A Wedding) limns the picture of the rancid bourgeois world of Germany in the twenties, crushed under the weight of conventions and the loss of values.
Lithuanian director Oskaras Koršunovas takes hold of this transgressive farce to exploit the comic potential of a performance where improvisation rules. By adding contemporary extracts, he anchors it in Lithuanian society but more importantly highlights its universality.