Fosse Play with a New Twist
After an almost decade-long break from playwriting, Jon Fosse is writing for the theater again. Strong Wind is his first play after the long break. It is a dramatic poem, with the characters of The Man, The Woman, and The Young Man. They all live in the same a household, but which of them are together?
The Man comes home after a trip and The Woman has moved into a new house; they meet up there and a young man appears. He too has a relationship with the woman and seems to live in the house as well.
Strong Wind is a play about time, love, jealousy, fear of heights, and the urge for death, almost as in a bad dream. It is unmistakably a Fosse play, but at the same time is new and different, more reflective, containing within it an almost twisted truth.