A Peculiar Arrangement
Presented by Red Wednesday
Written by Paul Winters and developed as part of The Scribble Sessions with support from Axis Ballymun.
A pair of lovers sit in a car in the cold dead snow of Winter. Tesco bacon baps and cups of tea in hand…… they wait while the exhaust fumes take hold…A Peculiar Arrangement is an off-beat tragi-comedy about learning to appreciate the simple things in life and about love fighting to endure against social stigma and assumed personal shame.
‘…it’s kinda romantic, like Thelma and Louise….’ (John)
Presented by Kepler Theatre Works
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed…”
This year marks the centenary anniversary of the publication of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. To mark this occasion Kepler Theatre Works have adapted and re-imagined this classic modernist work for stage. Metamorphosis is a dark comedy which explores the fragile nature of individual identity. Ever shifting narrative perspectives draw the audience into the claustrophobia and desperation of Gregor’s transformation from hard working provider to un-employed, un-intelligible and feared dependant.
Throughout Metamorphosis the personal echoes the political. Betrayal, avocation of responsibility, and the abandonment of a generation by those who were trusted with running our home, are narrative themes which will resonate to every person living in Ireland today.