- 01 Jul 04
A new anti-war play in the project, although penned four years ago, chimes eerily with shocking images from the war in iraq.
Whether or not you protested last weekend against the visit of President Bush to this country, there is one major difference between a weekend of protests and a play that is a polemic against war – the play sticks around longer. And even though Caryl Churchill didn’t write her play Far Away as a protest against the American war against Iraq, it is specifically the kind of play which Jimmy Fay, director with the Bedrock Theatre Company, set out to stage about eight months ago. Not surprisingly then, he’s pretty astounded at how resonant Churchill’s play, penned in 2000, is in relation to such issues as the recent revelations about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Far Away is currently running at the Project. 01 881 9613/4