Life is difficult, and suffering is inevitable. Reality can be as merciless as an earthquake, shaking up our lives and leaving only rubble in its wake. We sometimes have the capacity of saving ourselves and the world as we experience it, but just as often we don't. We hoard our suffering, allowing it to pile up and manifest into multiple realities, some real and others a trailblazing memory, magnified by pain. We then become dangerous people, to ourselves and those around us, especially the ones that we love.
Unpacking is about a couple, Nolitha and Benjamin, who have a surreal first encounter that grows into the kind of love story that they thought only existed in fairytales. When reality interjects, their relationship morphs into something neither could name. They neatly wrap their problems in silence and pack them away, hoping darkness will wither them. Throughout the play, we see their relationship culminate into a maddening performance, showing that, if anything, silence is a fertiliser.
Unpacking is also about hope. It's about holding onto hopeful beginnings, to rebirths, to pieces coming together and to healing. Unpacking is about forgiving ourselves and others. Knowing that despite what has happened to us, scared us, we are whole and worthy of learning or remembering how to let go of feelings and behaviours that no longer serve us.
When and Where
March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM
March 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM
M50 Moganshan Road, Buildng 1, Room 301, Shanghai, China 莫干山路50号 1号楼301室