What can theatre do nowadays? It can channel the past and help us remember the significant figures in the history of humanity, stirring up ancient energies capable of opening for us doors deemed closed for eternity. It can scrutinise the present, separating the wheat from the chaff, sifting life, too nebulous to see clearly. It can envision the future and point to the end of the tunnel, so that we, actors or spectators, can choose what kind of People we want to be. And thus, speaking out on social injustice, on the countless unseen acts of torture, on the indifference and cowardice of those who have sworn to defend the vulnerable, and on the impossibility of living after all the lights have gone out, means using the sieve and exposing what is left after the sifting, blowing rusty doors wide open and letting in the vengeful ancient Erinyes, so that one day the society we all dream of will light up into life. The voice which uttered the words Hang up, calls waiting will fade out, metamorphosing into meaningful action, and theatre will have fulfilled one of its major goals.
|Thursday, March 21 2024, at 19:00