Disobedience, 2003

1 male – 1 female

Maria Efstathiadi

Disobedience is a chronicle -not a performance- of a scene, or rather a rehearsal of a break-up. A middle-aged couple, after a long-term co-existence, moves towards the final rupture. Behind a glass-paneled door, which remains closed during  the whole performance, we can see a woman and a man moving and talking, dutifully complying with the orders issued by an offstage voice that talks to them in the third person. The voice describes  the space, gives stage instructions, and directs the two actors by trying to convince them that their relationship, which has become insufferable, must now end. The voice succeeds in its efforts, to a point; the woman and the man obey, with only few and minor infractions, as they pliantly let themselves be directed like puppets by the offstage voice. After a certain point, however, they stop listening, rebel, start doing and saying their own things, gradually ignoring the offstage voice, which futilely endeavors to call them to order. It is now too late for the end; besides, who can live without a witness?




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3 male - 6 female

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1 female or 1 male - 2 female

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1 male – 1 female

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[Translation: Elina Palaska]


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