THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY
by Patrick Marber
Hectic weeks lead to a lack of time in all senses. It's been a long time not writing any post. But here comes one...
Once upon a time Ivan Turgenev wrote a play called A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, a comedy of manners about the life in the country. But the story isn't that easy as human relationships take place and there comes the problem, specially in matters of love.
Love affairs can be very harmful not only for the two parts involved in them but also for those who are related to these people. But we cannot run away from our feelings. We are passionate beings that need to struggle against the fact of having these feelings. And then life becomes mad and full of desperation.
What does Sir Patrick Marber do brilliantly? Well, he takes this classic play by Turgenev, and make it a little bit more contemporary. Of course it's still a classic but with a sense of humour that accommodates to this new era. And here comes out this masterpiece!!!
I love classic stuff so that's the reason why this play was like a piece of fine glass made with love and tender. It shows human darkness and human light. It confronts our deepest instincts with much wisdom. And, as it always should be (well, maybe not always), the sense of humour is a constant which never runs away from the fact of the dramatic situation.
Nobody should miss this piece of art. I think it's on untill October the 21st so that if you are in London run to get your tickets. They truly fly away!!!
JUST LET THE PLANE TAKE OFF, AND LET IT FLY HIGH