“Because for all the times there is an ending, there will always be life.”
Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her husband, Eva is plunged into a grief-stricken limbo. Her present is non-existent; her sense of self is bound to her past, to her loss, to what can never be again. A previously productive employee, Eva has prolonged her bereavement leave beyond what might be considered “reasonable”. Welcomed back to work with a rather crudely disguised ultimatum, Eva becomes the human guinea pig in an experiment into VR Bereavement Therapy. As her memories disintegrate and her grief is taken for gold, life and afterlife collide.
Chloë Taylor’s debut play is a powerful commentary on society’s addiction to both fantasy, escapism and finding solutions. Lysis Productions is a student company from the University of Oxford.
£11 (concessions £9)
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN
Thu 31 May 2018 to Sat 2 Jun 2018