Lovefuries offers a double bill of performance pieces that explode national and personal pressures to keep silent, and explore the surprising and shocking resurgences of life that break through grief. In The Contracting Sea, the fiancée of a just-shipwrecked sailor is challenged by a feminine elemental force of catastrophe to throw off the shackles of her common humanity. The second play, The Hanging Judge, explores from the inside an occurrence of sexual abuse in a contemporary Welsh context, and how one survivor finds the courage to discover defiance.
This second volume of dramatist-director Rabey's plays for his own Lurking Truth/Gwir sy'n Llechu theatre company also includes the short two-hander Bite or Suck, completing a collection of innovative drama that restlessly explores what is possible at the extreme boundaries of human language and physicality.
David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, and Artistic Director of Lurking Truth/Gwir sy'n Llechu theatre company, which he co-founded in 1985.
Keywords: contracting sea, hanging judge, lurking truths, theatre company, näytelmät, tragediat, ihmisyys, suru, sähkökirjat, englanninkielinen kirjallisuus