Suspended

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Drama
Subject:
Friendship
Human Soul
Refugees
The Other
War

Two window cleaners, both refugees from civil war, hang on abseil cables outside of a skyscraper. They have got a job to do and have agreed not to talk about the past. While cleaning the windows, they follow the inaccessible world of well-heeled Western business people. Through a visual metaphor, this play explores concepts as distance and proximity at different levels: Socially, economically, politically and geographically. Today, the world seems smaller but some distances seem insuperable. How long can we keep the past at a distance?

 

The characters

Female: 1 Male: 2 Total: 2

Translations

English, German, נורבגית

Productions

Premierre

2016 / 10 / 7 Upstream Theatre, St. Louis, USA director: Linda Kennedy Production page

Productions Abroad

Germany, Norway, United States

SUSPENDED, UPSTREAM THEATRE, ST. LOUIS,

OCTOBER 2016

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f9419bb75debcd9d9350537c9&id=53831cf2e7

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/reviews/suspended-makes-a-moving-debut-at-upstream-theater/article_48abc2ed-463d-5321-b739-82bc97f5efec.html

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/suspended-depicts-two-refugees-on-a-narrow-ledge/Content?oid=3123500

Critics

…persuasive enough to make an acrophobe feel queasy…” –Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Arad Yasur’s tense, economical script is given sharp-edged life…” — Paul Friswold, Riverfront Times


…one of those uniquely poetic Upstream Theater-type resolutions…” — Richard T. Green, Talkin’ Broadway

…a taut, thought-provoking story…” — Lynn Venhaus, Belleville News-Democrat


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