If you had a remote control that let you press pause and then rewind back to different stages in your life, what would you do differently? At the National Theatre of Greece's Experimental Stage for Emerging Artists, seven actors meet on stage to give a definitive answer to this pressing question. The final tholuthion, a subversive work directed by Sotiris Roumeliotis, a creator with a particular interest in bringing non-theatrical works to the stage, is based on the caustic and idiosyncratic writing of Kostakis Anan and Suyako, two contemporary writers who are observers of the reality of modern Greece and its challenges. Their cynical humour and surreal exaggeration, as well as their deep self-mockery, conceal a touching sympathy for the human condition.
Seven people stop on a railway track and urgently begin soul-searching. As imminent death causes their entire lives to flash before their eyes like a film, they manage, for the first time, to press pause. To rewind to the past. To skip the boring parts and stop at the key moments. And to find out what went wrong, when, and why.
We are pulled back into the past by the locomotive of a collective narrative that incorporates startling and compelling flashbacks, becoming derailed on the sharp, sardonic bends of life and sliding onto the wrong side of the tracks, the dark places of frustration and disenchantment. Yet have we ever thought about what is truly worthwhile in our existence? Or are we like mice running frantically on a wheel, as our lives hurtle out of control?
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