IN A dystopian future - in art, is there ever another kind? - people must annually prove their life has worth or risk being burned alive. This is ARBITRATION (or a life worth living ), and it is coming to the Galway Theatre Festival.
ARBITRATION, written by Niall Carmody, and staged by Brick Wall Theatre, will be performed in the O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway, from Saturday May 4 to Monday 6 at 7pm. The play stars actor/director Jérémie Cyr-Cooke.
The play centres on Alan, who is missing something, or someone, and the shadow of his biggest regret lurks among the evidence he needs to present to prevent himself being sent to the stake. With the help from his friend, the VCR, Alan must make a choice: hide his instability and manufacture evidence of a better life or face his demons and be true to himself.
Blending physical theatre and text, this play for one actor investigates what it feels like to have our freedom to live in the hands of someone else, and exposes the social obsession to publicly present our lives, not as they are, but as we would like them to be, all the while hiding our biggest demons.