Pepperdine Scotland

forget fire

Devised by the Company with playwright J.C. Marshall

World premiere production opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
30 July - 9 August, 11.50am, C Venues

"The best story is the most fantastical story"

But when such a story on Facebook ends up making Jamie feel manipulated and powerless, she decides that getting offline is the only way to get back in control.

Inspired by magical realism, Forget Fire weaves together the language of myth, science, and actual web content to explore what happens when the things we imagine take on a life of their own.

"Maybe empathy is like the tail. We'll evolve it away eventually"

Our pursuit of truthfulness and solidarity in the age of the internet moves through the crossing over places and along the paths and walls between worlds. It seeks sentries in this strange new landscape. Does technology create new challenges or just intensify age old struggles? Can we ever forget fire?

Who Are We?

Pepperdine Scotland is the award-winning cultural and artistic exchange between Pepperdine University's Department of Theatre and leading members of the Scottish Theatre Community. Pepperdine has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1985, and is proud to have expanded its presence in Scotland through this new exchange, developed with support from Playwrights' Studio Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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