19:00, Tue 21st – Sat 25th May 2013 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 4
‘The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.’
Conrad’s canonical novel is adapted into an epic one-man show narrated by Marlow, an English sailor given the task of making contact with Mr Kurtz, an elusive ivory trader working deep inland. Marlow describes in visceral detail the shocking and rapacious nature of European ivory-trading and colonialism on the African continent at the turn of the 20th century.
Engaging with a brutal but inescapable aspect of Europe’s shared colonial history we are left with only:
‘The horror! The horror!’