In the aftermath of a biblical catastrophe, the last five people on the planet reach the last remaining vestige of civilization. They will spend their final hours there with nothing or no one to look forward to. What could happen between the five survivors? Where are they? Are they really the last?
The Horos Theatre Company gives us its version of the End of Man. The production is the end product of extensive work with 20th-century texts, and the words of Stanislav Witkiewicz, Maxim Gorky, Eugène Ionesco, Dimitris Dimitriadis, T.S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, August Strindberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Maeterlinck, Eugene O’Neill, Anton Chekov and Bernard-Marie Koltès are used as both fragments of reality and starting points for the on-stage action. Elena Mavridou brings together a new story that focuses on how humans behave when their survival is at stake.
When the end has come, will we keep on struggling to stay alive at all costs? Can we keep on dreaming forever? Is there always something worse to come, or is the worst thing of all within us already?
An allegory about human behavior in inhuman conditions.