Six Characters In Search Of An Author
by Luigi Pirandello, adapted by Rupert Goold & Ben Power, directed by Patrick Neylan
23-26 March 2011
Pirandello’s classic post-modern drama is brought up to date to reflect 21st century ideas. A group of documentary makers are interrupted in their editing suite by six fictional characters, abandoned by their author, who need their story to be told. They force the producer to confront reality and fiction, stressing that fiction is in some ways more real than reality.
This production used multimedia for possibly the first time in the Society’s history, with scenes filmed beforehand and shown on screen, including one scene shot in the Five Bells pub near the village hall.