“No Man’s Land”: A Harold Pinter Play
Written by exemplary 20th-century playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, this play was first performed at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1975. Pinter’s works use sharply truncated words and portray the dangers of personal identity, the fraudulence of society and the instability of human relationships; often with characters on the brink of a breakdown.
In this work, changes in power balance, ambiguity in relationships and uncertain pasts emerge and disappear in a conversation that unfolds in a room, thus unveiling the world of Pinter, in which the uncertainty between truth and falsehood is examined. Ultimately, the audience is left questioning whether the conversation holds the truth or if it’s a game they’re playing.
Performed in Japanese.