In 1 Act
HARMS is based on the short stories of the Russian absurdist and surrealist poet, writer and dramatist, Daniel Yuvachev, known by his penname Harms. The show talks about the author and his characters, intermingling them into a single performance about love, life, everyday routine, happiness and sorrow. Performed in the foyer of the theatre, HARMS takes a form of a seemingly regular table rehearsal. It’s as if the spectators are peeking through the key-whole to spy on the theatre’s inner work process normally hidden from them. Slowly, the audience becomes active participant in the creative process. The characters are formed and the stage set-up is précised front of their eyes. Hence, in this performance, the only way for actors to express the playwright’s ideas and the main content of the show is through performing it very closely to the audience.
First Performance: 1 October 2010
Duration: 1 Hour 15 minutes without intermission