Pains of Youth

A new version by Martin Crimp.

“Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder sets about savagely experimenting with the young, pretty maid, with half an eye on his former lover Desiree, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn’t waste any time weeping – Desiree wants her.

”Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it. A shocking, erotically charged play by Austrian writer Ferdinand Bruckner, presented in a compelling new version by Martin Crimp."
(Taken from National Theatre Oct 09 – Jan 10 leaflet)

Cast & Crew

Cast

Alt
Desiree
Freder
Irene
Lucy
Marie
Petrell

Crew

Costume Designer
Director
Lighting Designer
Movement Director
Music
Music for extended piano
Set Designer
Sound Designer

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Observations

  1. On 25th October 2009 at 4:24 p.m., Sans Taste noted:

    Review: http://sanstaste.com/2009/10/25/pains-of-youth-national-theatre/

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