Europe

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408169315.00000007
Acts: 2. Scenes: 20. Roles: Male (7) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Europe is set in an empty railway station at an unnamed border town, where the trains don’t stop anymore, and the town is turning hollow and introverted.

Sava and Katia are economic refugees, waiting at the station so they can disappear to somewhere that has crowds and people. The stationmaster, Fret, isn’t very happy that they are spending the night on the station platform, but they haven’t been in anyone’s way, as all services to anywhere are cancelled. His assistant Adele spends her mornings on the roof of the station, watching trains filled with people and newspapers thundering past to exciting places, while her husband rants against immigrants in the only bar the town has.

Europe is an intimate story about disenfranchisement, disconnection, love and longing, in any small unnoticed European town lost in a larger world. The play was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1994.

From Greig Plays:1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Greig

ISBN: 9780413772534

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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