In the near future, a fugitive arrives on an uninhabited island with an unusual, almost paradoxical geography. Little is known about the island: its structures are abandoned and in disrepair, it bears the marks of a hasty evacuation, and recent visitors are rumored to have suffered the affects of a strange and acute form of disease. As this fugitive explores the island, he discovers other people on the island who are stuck in a sort of repetitive purgatory.
Strangers explores the themes of connection and mortality as they relate to modern threats of climate change, surveillance, and the spread of disease. Warnings from the past become a guide for how to deal with impending conflict – and patterns through time reveal the absurdity of the present. Drawing on the work of Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and Albert Einstein, Strangers explores the nature of time and memory, the dividing line between magic and science, and the consequences of invention.
Following Hansel and Gretel in 2015, Strangers is the second cooperation between the TNL and the Circle Theater of New York. In the context of the Luxembourg residency, the founding members of the Circle Theater of New York will be conducting two workshops giving insights to the company’s work:
Théâtre National du Luxembourg
By Sloan Bradford & Isaac Bush
Directed by Anne Simon
Producer | Sloan Bradford & Isaac Bush
Movement Director | Isaac Bush
Stage and costume design | Agnes Hamvas
Lighting design | Katy Atwell
Music/Musician | Anthime Miller
Stage Manager | Daliah Kentges
Assistant | Mahlia Theismann
Cast | Isaac Bush, Sloan Bradford, Elisabet Johannesdottir, Arash Marandi, Stefani Mavrokordatou