Extremities8th March 2011 to 27th March 2011 - 7.30pm
Company: Epsilon Productions
Writer: William Mastrosimone
Producer: Angela Bull
William Mastrosimone's 'Extremities' is most revered for the intensive realism of the first few scenes. But for this play, the rolling relevant questions it raises have only been up scaled in the decades since written.
Extremities takes us on a journey of exploration through the impulses of
self-preservation & revenge. What happens when we’re backed into a corner
& it’s a case of us, or them, when the veneer of civilisation is broken open
& our basic survival instincts are awoken? What happens to our humanity when
it’s under threat from our own animal within? The play investigates issues
surrounding personal choices of both victim & perpetrator…when survival is
Today is a day like any other. Nothing new is planned for Marjorie’s morning other than clearing away the breakfast plates left by housemates Terry & Patricia & easing her way into the afternoon, until this summer’s morning brings two unwelcome visitors: the first, a wasp, stings Marjorie but escapes, the second, Raul, a stranger & serial rapist does not. This time he has met his match.
The housemates return to find the tables turned and Marjorie in control of Raul but not quite of herself. Who will their loyalties lie with? Who is the victim now? And whom will they believe?
Raul calculatedly plays on their fears, doubts and judgement and unleashes a contagion of hatred with Marjorie at its centre battling to maintain a balance between her animal nature and her humanity.
***15 years and over only***
**This is a Non -Professional Production by professionals**