The Grand Théâtre hosts a double-bill of English-language theatre featuring two short plays by young female talent.
Anna Leader’s “Deliver Us” is staged as a series of five conversations, spanning from 1918 to 2020, between delivery nurses and women going into labour. It examines what it means to create new life in uncertain times. Directed by Richard Twyman, the play tackles climate change, overpopulation, and covid-19, Aids, the threat of nuclear war, WWII and the Spanish Flu pandemic.
“How Many Moons, Dolores?” by Elisabet Johannesdottir (photo Antje Taiga Jandrig) is a dark comedy set in an eclipsed star above Iceland. The play describes the star as an “after life soul processing station” that is manned by the titular Dolores, an exiled guardian angel, and by Echo, a lovelorn nymph living inside an old radio. Johannesdottir’s play is directed by Rita Reis and includes a cast featuring Christine Probst, Jules Werner and Nour Jaara.