The play is set on a Mediterranean Island surrounded by a company of seals. May Fly
is the story of an encounter between two men and a woman, 'The One', the narrator 'Dolly's' lover, and 'The Other One' Dolly's stepbrother. Both Dolly and her stepbrother were born on this Island, but Dolly left at an early age hustled away to France by her mother after her father's sudden death. Father, a photographer whose secret life included a parade of beautiful women and lovers who doubled as his photographic subjects, was murdered perhaps by Dolly, or Dolly and her mother, or Dolly, her mother and the stepbrother. The struggle for guilt carries over into the erotic battles and confused desires that link these three characters together. Christophis's May Fly
is set against a sparse, seemingly undisturbed world of sun and sea. Its dormant clarity is a primeval landscape that is universally and collectively suggestive. The play is an observation of the present, which remains in a static way blind. Its angles of perception are traumas originating in the past, which are fed with luck of poetic resolutions. The story is a reference to the Odyssey of human relationships. It is a drama set in motion by old wounds, old secrets, memories, continuity and self-invention. Death is a central issue opening the way to Catharsis through unpredictable tensions, which are related to love, guilt and traumas. The play revolves around communication of secrets, visions, and fantasies but most importantly around guilt for feelings of pleasure, delight, sensuality and hedonism.
Archive :: production:T01066796000, play:S01422375173, venue:V402
Sponsored by The J F Costopoulos Foundation, Basta Publishers