Far Away & This is a Chair

Far Away & This is a Chair

Two one-acts by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Ann Folino White

The RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – 7:30p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2009 – 7:30p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 8:00p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 8:00p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2009 – 2:00p.m.

Anarchy never looked so good!

This double bill of Caryl Churchill’s searingly playful political theatre features stubborn children, new romance, suicidal drug dealers, exquisite hats, and a global war in which Canadians, mosquitoes, Russian swimmers, children under five, mallards, Thai butchers, crocodiles, deer, and Latvian dentists have repeatedly proved traitorous. 

In This is a Chair, audiences witness seven short scenes from ordinary life that seemingly have nothing to do with the geo-political titles that introduce them. In Far Away, Joan is saddened that her hats are burned along with political prisoners’ bodies, though she understands that demand drives the millinery industry. Together these plays offer a fantastic and terrifying vision of the potential consequences of alienation from the global events which shape our daily lives.