The Smiths and the Martins are just ordinary people. But what starts as just a get together with meaningless, convivial banter, soon takes on a darker aspect with the characters barely listening to each other as they individually try more and more frantically to be heard.
The play looks at the consequences of the roles that society imposes on us. It questions whether we make any real contact with each other if we adhere to and hide behind these stereotypes and it reveals what is left when this skin is pulled away. The play is a darkly comic exploration of the point of human existence and the limitation of language in addressing this philosophical theme.
‘I’ve seen manic productions which have worked well but this subdued version is very successful’ Time Out