Part of the 2011 Chicago Fringe Festival
Strangerland has run forever: a perfect society built on perfect routine. But when a body washes up with strange papers in his pockets, the daily life of the society begins breaking down, and unspoken questions bubble to the surface. Can a systematic world survive the confusion of pleasure and pain? Or will it shatter completely, and leave everyone picking up the pieces? Delving into these questions with intense and imaginative physical theatricality, Strangerland is the first devised work from Sideshow Theatre Company: a tender, nuanced and ominous look at the bonds that communities build, and the fear that comes of facing a new world all alone.