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|Political Plays Rise Again
- Another cutting drama stirs the conscience
ANDORRA opens this evening at the Young Vic theatre. Max Frisch's drama about the rise of fascism explores the impact of invasion and persecution on 1940s Europe.
The Royal National Theatre co-produces this revival of the play it premiered in 1964. In the wake of the Balkan wars and September 11, Frisch's assessment of how communities crumble under political pressure remains fresh and relevant today.
And Andorra is not the only recent production to dramatise tales of power and corruption. The play follows hot on the heels of the Young Vic's revival of David Rudkin's politically charged Afore Night Comes, and coincides with the Royal National Theatre's production of John Osborne's Luther and Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Comedy theatre.
Andorra likewise ponders the perils of people forced by enemy invasion to confront the enemy within.