Whistler in the Dark Presents Slapstick Tragedy Family Stories by Biljana Srbljanovic
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Stuck in Big Ugly, West Virginia, Eudora has dreams of leaving the town for good. In the meantime, she's been tasked with running her family's arcade while her father hits the bottle and her wealthy cousin Luann loafs around all day. Fortune seems to arrive when a mysterious stranger comes to town, taking a keen interest in a rare fortune-telling machine at the arcade. His offer thrills Eudora, and she sees a chance to escape her small town life -- but her family has other plans in store and won't let her leave without putting up a fight. Learn More
Written by Biljana Srbljanovic
Directed by Meg Taintor
“If it gets really touch-and-go, we can always throw the dog on the grill.”
Between the laughter and horror lies a haunting and intensely shocking portrait of the cruelties and atrocities of a country at war with itself. First performed in Belgrade in 1997, Family Stories uses the games of four children to explore issues of censorship, war, oppression and rebellion.
Biljana Srbljanovic is a Serbian playwright and politician. She is also a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of the Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Her plays have been staged in 50 countries.