Flyer for Patiesība / The Truth.
The Truth is funny, thought-provoking and plays seamlessly as a dream. It owes something to Les Liaisons Dangereuses and more to Pinter’s Betrayal. It is an unusually accomplished piece about two unfaithful couples. A millefeuille of truth and deceit, it keeps us guessing: duped, enlightened, duped again.
Zeller is a protean writer with an interest in confounding audiences. Lying and its multiple uses interest him, and pretended ignorance emerges here as the most devious tool: hidden knowledge is power. Yet one of the questions he raises is this: when the secret knowledge of infidelity unpicks the seams of a life, is the power any more than a threadbare cover for powerlessness?