It’s the year before all of Brecht’s works come out of copyright, and before they do, Welsh-Australian performance company Doppelgangster reboot one of his broadest and ugliest folk-comedies; without permission from anyone at all. Which makes perfect sense when you know that Brecht stole the play off a collaborator from Finland all those years ago. Punk as fuck.
Mr Puntilla is obscenely wealthy. He owns rugby league teams, television channels, newspapers, coal mines, cigars, but his foul, destructive and fading patriarchy can not extend to his rebellious daughter. He’s Donald Trump, Kerry Packer, Rupert Murdoch, Clive Palmer and that awful Waterhouse kid that had his own betting agency for a while. He’s rich, bored and evil. Matti is Mr Puntilla’s right hand man-servant, ever-attentive to Puntilla’s whims - because what other choice has he got… until he falls in love with Puntilla’s daughter.
Set between whisky-soaked limo rides, the set of a Bachelorette-style show called ‘Eligibility’, and shady world-leader meetings in underground car-parks, Puntilla/Matti is satirical, anti-capitalist, and every bit as funny as it is bleak.
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