It is at times like a dream-play. The secretary of the magistrate investigating the Blache case frequently recounts her nocturnal imaginings and in Kim Dambaek's production, the characters glide through each other's lives and scenes (mostly failing to make the necessary connections) like sleepwalkers. Vinaver's thriller format undermines the play's delight in ambiguities and gives the piece an over-structured, schematic feel, although the whodunnit element is never taken that seriously.
The dissection of the petty jealousies and rivalries of working life is neat and, for all its surface breeziness, the piece has genuine compassion for little people who seem constantly surprised and mystified by the turns their lives take.
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