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VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th February 2000
To26th February 2000
WhenMon-Sat 20:00, Wed/Sat Mats 15:00
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May Fly

May FlyT01066796000
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.
Author Christopher Christophis

Archive :: production:T01066796000, play:S01422375173, venue:V402

Production details

Sponsored by The J F Costopoulos Foundation, Basta Publishers


Producer Ciel Productions Ltd
Director Panayiotis Neufelt
Translation Eleni Bora
Translation Shorsha Sullivan
Design Ariadni Vozani
Music Olivia de Chaunac
Performer Steven Matthews (That One - Yves)
Performer Caoline Arvid (Dolly)
Performer Andrew Wincott (The Other One)

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