Five seasoned actors gradually emerge from a maelstrom of discarded theatre sets, costumes and props. They gossip and argue. From time to time they strike up impromptu performances. Their lines and gestures are poorly recalled fragments from a disparate array of theatrical traditions: Aristophanes; Shakespeare; Leban; Brecht; Pinter; Miller; opera, West End.
Hilariously funny, their parodies turn increasingly melancholic. An existential crisis ensues. In this theatre of ruins, the actors are not lost for words but for meaning.
- Theatrical satire and parody
- 90 minutes
- 2 female, 3 male
- Australian Script Centre