The Lamb is the story of one night in the life of a childless couple. Βy all appearances, that night someone breaks in their isolated home and gets shot and killed by the husband, Zissis.
In his effort, alongside with his wife Eftychia, to find the best way to avoid the consequences of his act, their relationship’s long-lasting problems, dead-ends and disillusions come to light.
The downfall of the collective vision, the bourgeois conformism behind the mask of the ideological sensibilities, and the artistic eccentricity, set the scene for the alienation of the two characters.
The play borrows the structure of a fugue, repeating, over and over again, in small variations, the theme of how to get rid of the dead body, until a dream reveals the subversive truth.
There are two intertwining stories, one concealing the other. The supposed burglary conceals the real incident: the man’s suicide.
The language in the play is confused, often explosive, in an attempt to be truthful to the characters’ state of mind and the echo of a gun… the echo of a final conclusive act, either a murder or a suicide.
At the same time, the (raw) sexual act that also recurs as a pattern of conflict and claim between the two characters, exposes a secret universe of give-and-take, humiliation and power games.
The Lamb is the story of a night at the purgatory.