Ada and Simon, a Jewish couple who did not survive World War II unscathed, throw a big party in honour of the wedding of their only daughter. As the seemingly cheerful wedding progresses, it becomes apparent how everyone is marked by the past, putting a happy future in question.
With subtle humor, Judith Herzberg has created a fine fabric from fleeting encounters and fragments of conversation in 'Leedvermaak'. The Holocaust, which both the writer and her characters have survived, is the traumatic background to this gripping story. Despite the heavy theme, the performance is light as a feather. With a lot of humor and poetry, characteristic of Herzberg's work, and polonaises, dance, songs and comic interludes. A real wedding party, with all the joys and sorrows that go with it.