My Elevator Days
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Elderly gentleman seeks companion. For conversation, only. Previous confidants include - his mother, Kafka (a dog), Grace Kelly (the beloved and greatly missed), Enok (an elevator), and Diana (a strictly hands-off sex worker turned would be dog walker). Hobbies: gate-crashing funerals and weddings. Says - 'I'm not afraid of dying, but it's nice if someone misses you. Or at least remembers that you once existed.' Bengt Ahlfors' exquisite monologue has been a permanent fixture in the Helsinki repertoire since 2006 and is widely produced throughout Europe. It comes to the Edinburgh Fringe in a translation by Henning Koch. All ages.
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My Elevator Days15 Aug 2012
Gentle play about old age and identity never loses sight of harsh reality
What do we leave behind in an ever-changing world? The old man in front of us will never get the 19 million Google results of Grace Kelly, with whom he shares a birthday, nor the blue plaque of the artist that goaded him as a child. Given his borderline…
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