Chapter one bring to life Michael Cristofer’s masterpiece, ‘The Shadow Box’.
In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminally ill patients reside in separate cottages situated on hospital grounds. Covering one twenty-four-hour period, the three are attended to and visited by family and friends - attempting to say their final goodbyes. Tying the three plots together are interviews conducted by an unseen interviewer, who converses with and questions the patients and their loved ones about having to confront death, bearing witness to their reactions to the process of dying.
‘The Shadow Box’ is not about death and dying as much as it is about true self-realisation; individuals are forced to evaluate themselves and come to a deeper understanding or conclusion about the manner of their existence. It is humane, enlightening and ceaselessly mindful of our shared and truest condition as a collective people – love.
Dates & Timings: 20th, 21st & 22nd September 2018 evening shows at 7:30pm 22nd September 2018 matinee show at 2:30pm.
Tickets are priced at AED 95 and are available online at Platinumlist and in-person at The Junction Box Office.