21:30, Tue 27th – Sat 31st January 2015 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 2
Providenciales, a Caribbean paradise. A local woman and two tourists meet on a hot patch of sand.
"Why would I do what I do back 'here' when I aint back 'here' - I'm 'there' - don't make no sense - I'm not at home am I. Am I? I'm 'there' on holiday"
One subject. Two worlds. Three points of view.
A darkly humorous and quietly brutal meditation on female sex tourism, investigating the indignities inherent in international trade through the lens of first-world women visiting a third-world resort, purses stuffed with local currency and British Kitemark condoms, searching for something special.
As the sun beats down and another 'highball glass of su'un sweet' is consumed, disturbing transactions take place; sex and romance, consumer and consumed, victim and perpetrator become ever more difficult to tell apart. On this beach, 'tourism' is the title under which indignities thrust by one culture onto another are permissible in the name of commerce, and for the alleged betterment of a flailing economy.