Six Characters Looking for an Author


Date & Time

Date: Wed 25 Sep – Sat 28 Sep
Time: 8:00pm


Flexible Performance Space, Block F Level 1 #F102





Written by Luigi Pirandello, translated by David Harrower
Directed by Leela Alaniz

A theatre company is set to begin rehearsing a play when six strangers get in the way. They call themselves theatre characters who have been abandoned and need to find an author to finish their story, otherwise they will not have the right to exist. At first, the director of the company does not believe what they say, until one of the characters reminds him that life is full of absurdities which do not even seem likely and the madness consists precisely in the opposite – in creating verisimilitude that appears to be true. The director accepts to finish their story and in doing so, reality and fiction, laughter and pain have no more boundaries. Through the physical exploration and development of these characters, what remains true is the power of emotions.

Featuring level 3 students from the BA(Hons) Acting programme in collaboration with students from the Diplomas in Audio Production and Technical and Production Management.