© 2017 by Daniel Irving Rattner

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS

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A man in a bar about to put on a play tells stories to stall as he waits for all of his guests to arrive. His struggle to fill the time leads him into a gay fantasia on authoritarian themes and coaxes the audience into exploring what it means to live in a liminal time. Adapted from the poem by C.P. Cavafy.

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