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“Who feels safe these days, either personally or politically? Is our sense of insecurity based in reality, or is it largely imaginary? These are the questions Arne Lygre interweaves with the notions of exile and identity, with stunning results.” Fabienne Darge, Le Monde

In this enigmatic chamber piece, ordinary people overwhelmed by their fears slip outside of themselves, duplicate themselves, invent fantastical identities. A breathtaking reflection on absence and the fragility of the human connection.

Two women flee their country in haste. During their improvised escape from an unnamed threat, their sense of self loses definition, and they engage in enigmatic role plays. Are they running from a political coup? A broken love affair? Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre’s ambiguous text deliberately avoids naming the catastrophe. His words construct a fantastical journey guided by Catherine Vidal, mistress of the art of exposing repressed emotion and distress, and of directing actors with a confident and precise hand.

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