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WCMD Show Goes up in Smoke     

Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD) will be
presenting Max Frischs The Fire Raisers on 26 October - 3 November at 7:30pm in the S4C studio. The cast is made up of six 3rd-year Acting students, including Pam Fi Duws Huw Rees.

This black comedy centres around two characters
who, as tenants, are clearly set on torching the house of wealthy couple Mr & Mrs Biedermann. They do little or nothing to disguise their preparations - but their hosts resolutely refuse to believe the worst and, turning a blind eye, insist that all will be right on the night.

Set in pre-war Germany, Fire Raisers is a satire on the passivity of the middle class as epresented by the man who tolerates, even abets, criminal arson in his own home.

The audience is guaranteed a night of fireworks - quite literally!!!!!

Dave Bond, Head of Drama at WCMD and Director
of Fire Raisers says that this play is extremely topical in light of the World Trade Center disaster. The two characters are in essence terrorists and Frischs question to us is when and should we intervene?, after all, things that
are left or not intercepted are likely to become incendiary.

Max Rudolf Frisch (1911-91) was one of the most
prominent contemporary German-language writers. Born in Zrich, Frisch studied at the University of Zrich and then worked as a journalist and an architect, obtaining a diploma in architecture in 1941. After 1955 he became recognized as one of Europe's major literary voices. In the novels
Stiller, Homo faber, and Mein Name sei antenbein, Frisch was essentially concerned with the human search for personal identity.
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Cathryn Thomas
Tuesday, October 09, 2001back



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