Wiiralt, Saar and Purgatory
Life – a bacchanalia ending in a hellish hangover.
The hedonistic lifestyle from the time of Eduard Wiiralt might seem wildly different from what we have today but in the end, the result is exactly the same: the party acts as a rite, for people to feel untethered for a brief moment.
Untethered from? Well, that’s for every partygoer to decide for themselves.
Director Tanel Saar has picked a bouquet of characters from Wiiralt’s two most detailed engravings and has given the characters a story. An escape. A craving for human touch. Regret. Battling demons from one’s past. If only there was a way out! If only for a moment, when the cocktail of absinthe and music makes you feel ever so cozy, warm and safe…
Tanel Saar is the director responsible for many of VAT Theatre’s more unconventional productions: “Adam and Eve”, “Meal on the Grass”, “Blow-Up” and “Oidipus.Antigone”.
“Cabaret.Hell”, a physical dance experience, will coax the viewers even deeper into the dark Saar-verse.Read articles