Static approach to war scenarios
This article is from 2007.
At the end of a war with some resemblance to the Yugoslavian conflict, a succession of scenarios unfolds. Three government officials negotiate fruitlessly over responsibility and territory, a woman returns to her abandoned, vandalised home with her two brothers in order to remember the events that traumatised her, and a man seeks a meeting with a journalist who labelled him a traitor with catastrophic consequences.
Each story seems to explore the notion of the title and finds, perhaps unsurprisingly, that self interest is not completely organic to the human (and social) animal. Pamela Carter’s production of Selma Dimitrijevic’s script is a little static, but boasts a strong cast working to good effect, particularly Meg Fraser, who shows some real fire in her delivery. Sadly, though, it’s quite boring on the whole. (Steve Cramer)
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