The Father by Florian Zeller
Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides, and he has had enough. First someone steals his watch. Then he suspects his daughter, Anne, of plotting to take his flat away. His favourite daughter Elise, never seems to visit. And Anne's husband - or lover , Pierre - with whom she is moving to London - or staying in Paris - threatens Andre with violence if he won't cooperate.
And to top it all off, strangers keep appearing in Andre's flat, telling him that they are his friends and family - and that he doesn't live in his flat anymore. Whatever his age, Andre knows that he is still a man of authority, and he will find some way to assert it. After all, he still has all his faculties ... doesn't he?
In his darkly humorous and deeply poignant translation by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller's award-winning play, The Father is simultaneously a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia. It proves a dramatic illustration of the disintegration of an intelligent and independent man.
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