A comedy by Jean-Pierre Martinez
English translation by Anne-Christine Gasc
Four strangers find themselves forcefully quarantined in what turns out to be an abandoned theater. Seated behind an imaginary two-way mirror, they are observed by another group of people (the audience). The allegedly contaminated strangers consider the situation. What virus are they contaminated with? What will happen to them? How and when will all this end? Little by little, we learn that this huis-clos takes place in a near future where Big Brother reigns supreme, and that the reason for this quarantine may not be entirely medically motivated.
A comedy written during the recent pandemic that affected the world for several years, and showed us that in exceptional circumstances, in the name of preserving public health and life, the very principles of democracy could be called into question, fundamental freedoms could be suspended, and a creeping dictatorship could take hold with the consent of a majority of citizens.
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