Xi ħaġa f’att wieħed (1993)



 

Written by: Simon Bartolo, Russell Muscat (inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s La Cantatrice Chauve)

Directed by: Simon Bartolo

Dates: 26th, 28th November, 5th December 1993

Venue: MITP (dressing room)

Performers: Victor Debono, Russell Muscat, Coryse Borg, Loranne Vella, Simon
Bartolo

Aleateia’s first performance was inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist anti-play La Cantatrice Chauve. Xi Haga F’Att Wiehed was a 40-minute one-act tragi-comedy dealing with a scene between Mr. and Mrs. Martin, which is only mentioned in Ionesco’s original play. This is the train sequence which takes the Martins from Manchester to London. A parallel situation takes place between two other characters: Bill Biljetti (the ticket collector) and the Maid.