A rehearsed reading, following R&D at JW3.
Wednesday 25th October 2017, at 3pm.
God is dead. Nothing else matters…
After witnessing the horrific death of a young man – which may or may not have been an accident, Ben and Alexis are forced into a lie that threatens to unravel the worlds they have created for themselves.
Set over Yom Kippur, and asking us to question the true nature of compassion, 6EQUJ5 explores a world bounded by two immensities – one of space and time, and the other of spirituality. As Ben forces his personal crises into the very fabric of the play; Johnny, Thea and Nico are forced to pick up the pieces – whilst gigantic scenes from the cosmos envelop, alienate and bewilder. Offering a menacing perspective in which these traumas seem tiny, yet still convey excruciating spiritual magnitude.
Ben attempts escape, Alexis seeks atonement, forcing Ben further into a metaphysical yearning, as he tries to reach for something sublime and awe–inspiring in his own modern, vapid and filthy world.
Full Cast & Crew
Ben – Dan Abelson
Jonathan – Paul Bloomfield
Thea – Antoinette Tagoe
Alexis – Matthew Hyde
Mel – Tina Barnes
The Boy – Kwami Odoom
Dramaturg – Sarah Sigal
Producer – iN BLOOM
Writer – Stephen Laughton
AD – Melina Martinez
AP – Andre Fyffe
Creative Associate – Shars Maestri