FAR AWAY

CARYL CHURCHILL

Caryl Churchill's "Far Away" tells the story of a world where the only role an artist plays is to decorate the faces of prisoners on their way to public executions

It is a story about the growth of fear and the role of an artist in a society that no longer functions. 

The Set: a highway that no longer functions as such. The society has built a wall in the middle of it to protect themselves from the outside world. The liminal space of the highway becomes a place of residence, but not anyone's home. The wall functions both as the work stations of the artists as well as the platform for the public hangings in ACT II

ACT I .          Joan and Harper

ACT II.i           The Artists

ACT II.vi          The March of the Prisoners - The Execution

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ACT III           Waiting for Joan

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DOROTHY ZHU ©  2020

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