In this provocative and very funny two character play, a person who is firmly convinced they are Charlie Chaplin is confronted by a person who may be a psychiatrist or may be the Siberian Monkey Goddess, beautiful and terrible in her wrath, who is determined to convince him he's not Charlie Chaplin, but just a very disturbed individual who has taken on the identity of Charlie to escape from her own unhappiness, and that perhaps Charlie is not even a man. The play becomes an increasingly desperate struggle over the nature of identity that neither party can afford to lose. A powerful exploration of the nature of reality, dream, art and identity, with elements of dark Chaplinesque farce mixed in. A great showcase for two strong actresses.
- Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: One's first impression should be that we are in an office somewhere in some sort of old building. There's an old desk with a chair, an old leather sofa with a coffee table in front of it, another chair. But for all we know, we could be looking at the prop room of an old theatre, or the set of an old movie.
- Additional Features: No intermission
ANASTASIA - a well dressed, rather stunning Russian woman.
- All Female
The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature was first presented in June of 2016 by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company at The Paradise Factory in New York City as part of the Planet Connections Festivity under the direction of Lori Kee.