Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Steve Cosson - ThreeWeeks Quick Quiz

by Clovis Sangrail

1. Why have you decided to come and perform at the Edinburgh Festival?
We, The Civilians, made this show--(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch--because we were dismayed at the political direction of our country (The USA). We thought that others might share our dismay. And we thought it would be fun to get together and share some mutual dismay. Plus all of our phones are tapped so we had to get out of the country to have a private conversation. Not that any of us has anything particularly confidential (or even interesting) to say it’s just a drag to have to avoid phrases like “dirty bomb” or “sleeper cell” or “let’s assassinate the President,” just because you don’t know who’s listening on the other end.

2. How are you preparing yourself for the Festival?
We’re all hoping to expatriate by marrying into some other nation. So each of us in the company is learning a new language and figuring out ways to be attractive to citizens of countries that have socialized medicine and less problematic foreign policy.

3. What are you most looking forward to about this year's Festival?
We hear that Edinburgh is home to an impressive diorama depicting Sawney Bean and his family of cannibals. We hear it is one of the most impressive cannibal dioramas in the world and it will be an honour and a delight to gaze up on it.

4. What are you most fearing about this year's Festival?

Real cannibals.

5. In 30 words (no more now) why should we come and see your show?
(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch is the only epistemological cabaret-theatre show in the entire world.

Steve Cosson is the Artistic Director of (I AM) NOBODY’S LUNCH
Assembly Rooms, 4 – 28 Aug, (not 14), 3:15pm (4.30pm), prices vary, fpp 174.