- July 09, 2020
In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, seven women and three men escape the city (after testing negative) to a friend’s farm to slow down, stop checking their emails and the news, and tell each other stories each Friday. The stories are self-contained but reflect the character of each narrator, and often contain messages for other members of the group.
There they wait out the plague and keep up their spirits with making music and dancing, and most importantly, telling stories. The tales are often about love, but also about ways in which the weak survive the strong through cleverness and wit, about corruption, the virtues of kindness and generosity, and endurance and hope.
They’re bawdy, funny, political and satirical, sad, occasionally tragic, human and humanist. The stories are told over five Fridays, on these five themes: