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A reading of In The Long Run We Are All Dead by Simon Doyle
“But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.”
– John Maynard Keynes, A Tract on Monetary Reform, 1923
On the remote island robot factory, a mysterious woman has arrived. Does she hold the key to salvation, or does she portend something more sinister?
In The Long Run We Are All Dead takes as its starting point Karel Çapek’s Rossum’s Univeral Robots (1920) and incorporates elements of Greek comedy, Keynesian economics, Absurdism, Futurism, Dada, Death Metal, Fluxus, Crosstalk, Mythology, Philosophy and Contemporary Management Theory.
Simon Doyle’s other texts include Thwaite, Oedipus Loves You (co-written with Gavin Quinn), Off Plan, The Truth Of The Moon.
Written by Simon Doyle
In The Long Run We Are All Dead was made possible with a Theatre Commissions Award from the Arts Council. This reading is sponsored by Pan Pan’s 10% Funding Club.
Running time: 70 min approx