THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Western.

Three outlaws live their adventures in the Wild West where every moment is a fight for life and death. They set off to get the big prize that promises unprecedented wealth and riddance of all everyday troubles. Extreme conditions put the men to test and three destinies are outlined. Which one of them is the Good, which the Bad, and which the Ugly? Is this definition even possible? And does it even matter when the bullets are howling? Or what does matter when something is strangling your throat, and this something is not a joke but a rope?

This satire gives an opportunity to see how tough men play, it also offers plenty to think and smirk about.

VAT Theatre’s production is based on Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western series, the so-called Dollars Trilogy’s last film “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. This theatrical version is an independent entity that has been collaboratively created by the director and performers. It is a minimalist satire taking place in the Wild West. The production is fast-paced, stylish and expressive. The men are motivated by greed, fame and fear of death. They are tough travellers who experience friendship and betrayal on their way. Nevertheless, destiny still surprises them with loneliness.

The Dollars Trilogy films were: “A Fistful of Dollars” (1964), “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (both 1966). Sergio Leone’s last film was the masterpiece “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984).

Smoking, smoke machine and blank shells are used!

Duration: 2h 30 minutes. One intermission.
Premiere: March 12, 2011 in National Library Theatre Hall

Photographer: Siim Vahur

Director: Aare Toikka
Designer: Kaspar Jancis
Musical designer: Mart Soo
Lighting designer: Sander Põllu
Performers: Tanel Saar, Meelis Põdersoo, Ago Soots, Margo Teder and Mart Soo
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