Arbitrary drama on the emptiness of form and the absence of purpose
15 December 2015
A stage reading of Iza Strehar’s first play presents a fresh take on ethical disorientation of young intellectuals, and an enquiry into a meaning of love and personal relationships, as well as an exploration of boundaries of personal freedom and integrity of people turning thirty. What is one to do? To contemplate on the possibilities of a better and nicer world, or rather come to terms with circumstances as they are and devote one’s energies to one’s career and family? Should one stick to principles in an uncompromising way or resign to the comfort zone of conformity? Zoya, the main protagonist, takes a precarious road to the very edge of this dilemma as she is unable to resign to the emptiness of form and the absence of purpose. Her quest, however, undermines her personal relationships as well as her sanity.