by Peter Handke, in a translation by Meredith Oakes
directed by Wils Wilson
movement by Janice Parker
Take a moment to watch our world go by.
Some years ago playwright Peter Handke was sitting in an Italian piazza. Suddenly men carrying a coffin emerged from a house and transformed the square into a stage, lending each vignette that followed – a woman walking her dog, a couple having an argument, a man jogging – special meaning.
Inspired by this experience The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other is a play without words, narrated by music and animated by unspoken interaction. This production gives the simple pleasure of people watching a vibrant dramatic life as the audience weave a narrative out of the everyday scenes of a city.
This 450 character production will be taking to The Lyceum stage directed by Lyceum Associate Artist Wils Wilson, in association with Janice Parker Projects. The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other will feature an all-Edinburgh community cast.