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With Europe reeling from Britain's vote to leave the EU after an ugly campaign sometimes marked by xenophobia, and political strongmen on the rise across the continent, the play shows how even the most sophisticated societies can slip into dictatorship.It is the first time the troupe, which usually performs the French classics of Racine and Moliere in Paris, has graced the huge summer festival in the south of the country for nearly a quarter of a century."The Damned" is only one of a number of plays about the rise of extremism at the Avignon festival, which is celebrating its 70th year as one of the world's greatest theater gatherings. Another theatrical big hitter, Polish director Krystian Lupa, is taking on Europe's "old demons" in "Heroes' Square" by the late great Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.For more information on the Avignon festival, see www.festival-avignon.com.
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