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16 Sep 2004 00:00 - 18 Sep 2004 00:00

Chat: Dangerously Easy Liaisons

Chat is an on-line performance for four players produced by the centre that has reinvented post-Soviet Czech theatre, Archa.


Chat is a rough look at the contemporary phenomenon of the "chat-room" as a place where people can assume different identities, make new acquaintances and live out, to sometimes unforseen ends, virtual fantasies.


With a mix of live chat-room play, lecture and documentary video, with a hip-hop live mix, Chat uses theatre to share in a public forum, some of the arguments that create the "chat" phenomenon.


Performed in English and Czech, what is most affecting in "Chat" is how the ubiquitous "universal" language of the internet, here proves to be a distinctly local phenomena bringing into relief a group of characters fragmented across a portrait of the city of Prague itself. 


Friday 17th September, 6:30pm

Post Show Talk

Ondrej Hrab, director of the Archa Theatre Centre, will talk on its activities in the context of the post-communist transformation of Central European theatre.










30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 16 Sep 2004 00:00
To: 18 Sep 2004 00:00



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