19:45, Tue 6th March 2012 - Sat 10th March 2012 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Lent Week 7
Two men, two women. Sex, betrayal, half-truth, and that's just the bubbly first half. Rose has just moved into Cassie's spare room.She believes in horoscopes, leprechauns and numerology, which doesn't go down well with Cassie, who lobbies parliament to raise awareness of rape and gender inequality. They met on gumtree. Rose thinks Mark is the one, Mark's fairly sure he isn't. Tim lives with Mark. He is recently bereaved, fat and doesn't know what to do. So far, so good. But what seems like a romcom waiting to happen quickly curdles into something much, much nastier.
Set up as a sparky metropolitan comedy of manners, Penelope Skinner's divisive script delves deeply into the dark underbelly of modern romance, starkly depicting emotional manipulation, sexual humiliation and near-total self-destruction. An intoxicating mix of comedy and tragedy, 'Eigengrau' tenderly examines the alienation of modern life and the near-impossibility of living as a feminist in a world that believes the struggle is over.