To mark the occasion, I thought I'd transfer to my LiveJournal some random notes I scribbled in my notebook while at Toronto's airport awaiting a connection flight to Scotland, to film this show.
"Passengers are reminded that bags must not be left unattended even for a moment. Bags left unattended will be confiscated by security personnel. <repeats in French>"
This is a perfect base for an absurdist comedy --- not the conventional "doors" comedy where folk run in and out of a room, just barely missing each other --- instead a "bags" comedy, where anonymous uniformed men keep walking by to swipe the characters bags, parcels, and packages. Some character leaves a packaged ELEPHANT on stage --- the audience wonders --- then a swarm of securitate appear and drag it efficiently off.
And did I mention the armed national guardsmen at every exit, on stage and off?
And that the actors are all carrying their shoes?