CELEBRATION

Original titleCELEBRATION
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast9 total (4 F and 5 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorKim Dambæk
TranslatorÖsten Rudal
TranslatorÅke Englund
LanguagesDanish, Swedish
The set for this play reveals two tables at a restaurant in London. Around the first table, two wealthy married couples are celebrating the one pair’s anniversary. The women are sisters and the yuppies are brothers. At the next table, an ambitious busyness man, in his 30’ies is seated with his younger wife, who used to be his secretary. She has also had an affair with one of the men at the first table. Furthermore, there is a third ‘party’ consisting of the restaurant owner, the hostess as well as a dubious waiter, serving as the classic Pinteresque element. Once more, Pinter has created a new masterpiece with points, so side-splittingly witty in both a humane manner as well as with social criticism.