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by Nick Whitby

 

What rights does an individual have against the machinations of bureaucracy? Afra decides to file a complaint and has no intention of giving up. In so doing, she finds herself trapped in a Kafka-esque world, where the administration is afraid of her power, and nothing is as it seems. With its thrilling dialogs this dark comedy invites us to consider our own life choices in reflection to Afra's fight for true freedom of expression.

 

 

Extract from the script 'The Complaint'

 Afra: There´s a difficulty with my complaint?
 Mr Tabutanzer: No, no the complaint is proceeding marvelously well. They just had one small concern.
 Afra: Who are `they`?
 Mr Tabutanzer: No one. Merely a turn of phrase. All complaints are sent as a matter of course to an independent advisory network, IAN. Ian casts an eye over the preliminary documents and recommends the best of course for the complaint to take thereafter, if there´s felt to be a problem.
 Afra: So there´s a problem...
 Mr Tabutanzer: No no, not a problem.
 Afra: You said there was
 Mr Tabutanzer: If there´s a problem. There is no problem. Only a concern.
 Afra: A concern is less serious than a problem?
 Mr Tabutanzer: Many levels less, yes, yes oh yes. A concern is only one level above the lowest level of all - a slight concern- then there´s a concern, and then, ascending from there, an issue, a serious issue, a slight difficulty, and so on up to a problem. Then, confusingly, there´s a plain difficulty, which is actually seperated from a slight difficulty by a problem. I don´t know why it´s like this, it just is. But a concern is really very minor indeed.

by Tennessee Williams

 

Amanda Wingfield believes in the talent of her two children, Tom and Laura. And she believes in her own wealthy and romantic southern-states background. But are these beliefs based on fact? Or are they merely fantasy and wishful thinking?
In reality, Tom is a frustrated warehouse-worker, trapped at home by his family’s poverty and getting drunk every night because he cannot find the peace to compose the poems he wants to write. Laura is a painfully shy cripple, unable to get a job or even talk to people – a girl as fragile and delicate as glass.

 

The Glass Menagerie is one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century American theatre – a play about fantasy and reality, about the unreliability and the pain of old memories, and about the lies and deceptions to which we resort in order to preserve our dreams.

 

 

Photos of 'The Glass Menagerie'

 

 

Extract from the script 'The Glass Menagerie'

Laura: I don't do anything – much. Oh, please don't think that I sit around doing nothing! My glass collection takes up a good deal of time. Glass is something you have to take good care of.
Jim: What did you say – about glass? Isn't there something you take more interest in than anything else?
Laura: Well I do – as I said – have my – glass collection –
Jim: I' m not right sure I know what you're talking about. What kind of glass is it?
Laura: Little articles of it, they're ornaments mostly! Most of them are little animals made out of glass, the tiniest little animals in the world.

by William Shakespeare, abridged by Peter Griffith 

 

Shakespeare´s famous drama of love, commerce and racism - adapted and abridged for school audiences, but retaining Shakespeare´s unforgettable language. The play looks at anti-semitism from both sides - Shylock is both victim and villain, as after years of racist persecution he sees his chance of gaining revenge. 

 

Fotos of 'The Merchant of Venice'

 

Extract from the script 'The Merchant of Venice'

 ... I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?...If you prick us, do we not bleed?If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?