Set in the alluring island of Lampedusa, home of postcard vistas, and white sandy beaches, is the grim reality of debris washing up on the shore – the remnants, and memories of human beings lost in the unforgiving territory of ‘no man’s sea.’
‘Lampedusa’ follows the story of Stefano, a fisherman whose profession is handed down over a long line of generation. But in the twenty-first century the catch is very different. His job is to pull drowned bodies of migrants out of the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, in the bleakest corners of the United Kingdom, Denise tramps from door to door collecting pay-day loans, witnessing crippling hardship and hearing complaints about the pressures of immigration.
Placing us in the shoes of those whose job it is to enforce our rules, this is the story of two strangers finding hope and connection where they least expect it.
Unifaun's production of Lampedusa will be presented to the general public as part of Spazju Kreattiv's cultural programme for the 7th world summit on arts and culture organised by IFACCA and Arts Council Malta and the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Forum. Performance will be held in English and Maltese simultaneously, where the role of Stefano is performed in Maltese, and the role of Denise is performed in English.