21:30, Tue 22nd May 2012 - Sat 26th May 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 4
What happens when the scientist becomes the subject and autocracy becomes anarchy? How far can a man be pushed before he breaks?
Obedience/Authority, a new play from an award-winning poet, is the story of a confrontation between a scientist testing the limits of human obedience and an artist struggling to cling on to his own sanity. What begins as a simple – if ethically questionable – experiment soon devolves into a complex game of intimidation and misinformation. Allegiances are formed and broken, loyalties are won and lost and a story that must be told slowly and chillingly emerges.
Inspired by one of history’s most controversial experiments, Obedience/Authority is by turns funny, moving and terrifying, and will have you leave the theatre unsure of the beliefs you came in with.