November 13, 2014 at the Monument National
The Possibilites by Howard Barker
A reading directed by Alison Darcy
Co-presented with Imago Theatre
“England’s greatest living dramatist”
“Theatre of Catastrophe takes as its first principle the idea that art is not digestible. Rather, it is an irritant in consciousness, like the grain of sand in the oyster’s gut…”
To mark the one hundred year anniversary of The First World War, Scapegoat Carnivale will be presenting a staged reading of Howard Barker’s The Possibilities as part of a series that Imago Theatre is curating entitled Have We Forgotten Yet?
In The Possibilities, Howard Barker forces us to face innumerable themes of war. Through various snapshots that take the audience to suspended places in time, our collective human weakness to continually repeat our cruel history is ripped open for examination. The human psyche can be tormented and tricked through oppression, guilt, and feelings of helplessness. As these sensibilities are manipulated, so is our ability to see all the possibilities available to us, and our right to stand by our personal morality.
Please join us after the staged reading for a talk back with actors and invited guests.