In 1970, absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco wrote Jeux de Massacre (known in English as The Killing Game or Here Comes a Chopper) – a dark comedy in which the plague ravages a small town and everyone dies. In 2020, as a new pandemic overwhelmed the globe, it seemed appropriate and timely to translate this work from the stage to cyberspace. Christina Papagiannouli (UK/Greece) has teamed up with Clara Gomes (Portugal), Helen Varley Jamieson (Germany/Aotearoa NZ), Miljana Perić (Serbia) and Vicki Smith (Aotearoa NZ) to produce Jeux de Massacre in UpStage and adapt it to current crises.
Now, in 2021, the cyberformance adaptation is being re-adapted, this time to the new UpStage platform.
Saturday 26 June, 12:00 noon UK time. Find your local time here.
This is a work-in-progress presentation, presented at the Bodies:On:Live festival. For bookings and more information, visit the Bodies:On:Live website.