A satirical play opening next month at Spazju Kreattiv will soon transport audiences to a dark, alternative world – and ask if a simple act of human kindness can make a difference.
Performed between 21-30 April as part of Spazju Kreattiv Season 2022/3, Edward Bond’s Chair takes a trip to an apocalyptic future in which family means nothing and people are products. Divested of their humanity, people must live through a new version of Auschwitz – but what impact can a chair make, in such a future?
The story follows Alice (Erica Muscat) who takes care of Billie (Ann-Marie Buckle), a young woman who is on the autistic spectrum. Billie loves to draw and to show Alice whatever she draws. Yet, Alice has a secret – one that she must keep from Billie, to keep her safe from the State. As a blast from Alice’s past hits the two women, she notices a young soldier outside their flat accompanying an elderly prisoner. And, in a decision that would change their lives and invite the unwelcome attention of the State, Alice takes pity on the prisoner and decides to offer her a chair.
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