At the back Loft on Saturday 1st December, doors open at 7pm, show starts 8pm sharp.
Admission 10E at the door.

A play written and performed by Andrew Keane,
Original idea and direction by Hernรกn Catvin,
Based on "The Theme of the Hero and the Traitor" by Jorge Luis Borges.

1944 , A man.  A lifeboat.   An assassination.  A terrible accident, apparently... 
Abandoned on the high seas, alone,  with a truth untold.

Notable is a theatrical representation of the fusion of the real and the unreal; of the magical and the natural, of the world of the imagination and that of reality.  This original play crosses vast landscapes; whether of the country from which the hero (or traitor!) comes from (Argentina), or the oceans he travels, or indeed the immense and uncharted canyons of the imagination.  It is a searing examination of identity, both real and imagined.  It is a search for belonging.  A questioning of ideas – of those great frameworks which we all grow up with and find at once so incomprehensible and infuriating.  It is a history not only of one man’s struggle to understand the world in which he lives in but also of the history in which we find ourselves and the connection with other generations and their impact on history, and, whether or not that history is fact or fiction.  A questioning not only of the times we live in but also of the times we think we live in, in fact of the perennial human condition.

The story begins quite simply – a man finds himself in a lifeboat after a terrible accident but it soon becomes clear that it is not accidental and his own story begins to take on an inherent meaning in the situation he finds himself in.  Then his life starts to play out against the chaos in which he lingers...

He tells a story of love and consuming passion and loyalties and how he has had to deal with all of these in his own way.  He tells of his own sense of discovery and revelation about the world, and his world, which itself was predated and forged by others.  He feels like a man emerging from a cave to see the sunlight for the very first time, as in Plato's allegory of the cave.
It is a tale that may or may not be told by him.  It is in this paradox that the issues unfold dramatically.

More information: Hernan Catvin, ""