Complicite - three plays : Street of crocodiles, Mnemonic, Three lives of Lucie Cabrol - v. 1 : "Street of Crocodiles"; "Mnemonic"; "The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol"
Part of the Contemporary Dramatists series
The "Street of Crocodiles" is inspired by the life and stories of Polish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942).
The play creates a vision of provincial Poland in the early part of the century as a restless ocean of unending flux.
The "Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol" is adapted from John Berger's short story.
The story becomes an unsentimental evocation of peasant life, a hymn to the tenacity of love and a Brechtian fable about the world's unfairness.
In "Mnemonic" an ice-preserved body - from 5,200 years ago - forms the central image of Theatre de Complicite's meditation on memory and morality.