Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
THEY TAUGHT US ABOUT THAT WORD, ‘UTOPIA.’ THE GREEKS HAD TWO MEANINGS FOR IT: ‘EU-TOPOS,’ MEANING THE GOOD PLACE, AND ‘U-TOPOS,’ MEANING THE PLACE THAT CANNOT BE.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE is set sometime after the cultural, economic, and political impasse of the 21st century. Inspired by the “last man” of Nietzsche and the “last woman” of Lana Del Rey, passing through the American dream to the other side of emptiness, it is an artistic exploration of the mechanics of the disenchantment of the Western world. How did we get here? What happened to us? Are we in a desert or on the set of a 1950s Hollywood western? In an expressionist cabaret or a decrepit motel room? On stage lies an empty billboard, a transmission radio, and four solitudes whose stories of broken love bring back memories that haunt us and, in part, define who we are.
In EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS NOWHERE the future becomes a retrospective: it is an active inquiry into the possibility for re-enchantment that might be found in the cracks of lost and broken dreams.
When: Feb 27-March 7, 8 PM
Where: Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 Street SW, Calgary, AB
For Tickets: Online at www.theatrejunction.com or call the Box Office at (403) 205-2922