The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes (2018)
The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes is a meditation on boredom, work,
and time. Loosely adapted from Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, the show ambles, it meanders; it has very
little that needs doing.
Performers move through slow repetitions, distract themselves and each other with objects, and forget why they're there. The everyday becomes a languid fog where nothing is urgent, and purpose is suspended.
Featuring improvised choreography and wood-splitting, the show ends with the cast and directors sat round a table, haltingly playing the Silver Mt. Zion song from which the show borrows its title on just-learned string instruments (including a bass balalaika we found gathering dust in a store cupboard).
Directed & designed by
Ang Kia Yee and Ben Kulvichit
Co-created & performed by
University of Warwick / 17-18 June 2018
Ang Kia Yee, Ben Kulvichit