Forced Entertainment’s latest performance explores ideas and clichés of hope. Writing and collecting future scenarios, as well as small narratives concerning optimism and despair, the company investigates the speculative nature of anticipation and the myriad possibilities the future holds in store.
Tomorrow’s Parties draws on ideas of utopian and dystopian projections, the optimistic stories we tell ourselves and on the pleasures of invention that arise as the work twists and turns in performance. Froim these conjectures, day dreams and gripping but well-worn narratives the piece will move out in different directions to other kinds of speculations – the realistic, the personal and the evidently fantastical. Tomorrow’s Parties is Forced Entertainment in intimate and comical mode – a playful, poignant and at times delirious look forwards to futures both possible and impossible.
Post-show discussion Thursday, 21 November with performers Terry O’Connor and Robin Arthur, chaired by Cian O’Brien, artistic director of Project Arts Centre.