Spring 1944 – Seven Soviet Soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in Southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men resort to murder and cannibalism. Breaking rank and breaking flesh collide – how do they reconcile rank, faith and dignity in such circumstances?
The play is the adaptation of David Ian Lee’s The Curing Room. It is a daring and thought-provoking thriller based on true events. Lee wrote the play with respect to the memories of all actual soldiers and civilians who fought and died in The Patriotic War.
Die Rypmaakkamer features nudity, language and violence and carries an age restriction of 18 years.
Previews: 7 to 11 June
Venue: The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
Time: 8pm | 3pm Sundays
Cost: R120 – R190