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Adaptation of The Suicide Nikolai Erdman , 1928 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Suicide
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'The world is in the midst of a huge environmental and economic crisis. Semyon Semyonovich can't find a job and he's stuck living with his mother-in-law. When, in a heated argument, his wife refuses him a slice of sausage for his midnight snack, it's the final straw. He disappears naked onto the streets and his wife is convinced he's off to kill himself.

'Their opportunistic neighbour sees the chance to make some money and embarks on a scheme to sell off Semyon's suicide rights to various political lobbyists. The highest bidder will win a handwritten suicide note dedicated to their cause. In anticipation of his sacrifice, the community hosts a party to send him off in style. A comedy of despair and longing, "The Suicide" combines high farce and poetic insight.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website,
Sighted: 23/03/2010

Notes

  • A free adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 1928 existential comedy The Suicide.

Production Details

  • Produced by B Sharp at Beloir Street Downstairs, 18 March - 11 April 2010. Director: Simon Stone.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

[Review] The Suicide Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 April 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of The Suicide Simon Stone , 2010 single work drama
Black Comedy Is a Touch Too Manic to Work Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 March 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of The Suicide Simon Stone , 2010 single work drama
Black Comedy Is a Touch Too Manic to Work Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 March 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of The Suicide Simon Stone , 2010 single work drama
[Review] The Suicide Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 April 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of The Suicide Simon Stone , 2010 single work drama
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