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Curators’ Statement

After London National Theatre, Paris Odéon-Théâtre, Schaubühne Berlin, and Wiener Festwochen, Bitef too will have the pleasure of showing one of the most wanted productions in the world, whose author and director is Alexander Zeldin, and after which the BBC produced a movie of the same name. It is a part of Zeldin’s trilogy The Inequalities, which, as the title suggests, tackles social issues. The performance Love follows destinies of several people driven to a homeless shelter by adverse circumstances, loss of home, homeland, and/or job. The intensity of their destinies, excellent realistic acting, and a very convincing setting, makes us believe it is based on documentary material although it is fiction, albeit a hyperrealist one. The title is in stark contrast with this raw and cruel material, but only seemingly so - no matter how dismal and difficult the lives of the protagonists may be, what characterizes them are human dignity and love for their closed ones.