This dark comedy tells the tale of three couples and their teen-aged children who take a vacation in the Canadian wilderness. The nature-hugging holiday soon turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival. Blood is spilled, deceptions are discovered, and sins are confessed – all toward a shocking deliverance.
Vipers – Christian Schlüter staged Steven Fechter Anti-huts idyll in Bielefeld
Snappy young people
Karin E. Yesilada
Bielefeld, August 30th 2015th
What about the middle class in America Obama, there is a new generation of “Hope”? Seems not to be so, is the message of the contemporary American drama. Steven Fechter any case calls America’s future in his latest, in Bielefeld in the German version premiered piece sardonic “brood of vipers” – “Serpent’s Tooth” in the original. And that has quite a bite, as it turns out during the evening… They [the kids] remain wild (Lord of the Flies sends his regards) in the forest… It’s fun, this rehash of the American nightmare, especially since it comes with a lot of wit and social criticism. “Will you still water board?” Josh asked dryly as Kyle against “the enemy” run amok… A lot has changed in fact not in the Generation Hope, which is the real horror of this dark comedy. Edward Albee (still alive, yes!) would have his fun.
[this excerpt is translated from the German]