A lonely secretary remains in the office after everyone else has gone home. From her little corner, using photos from old film magazines, she escapes into a world of daydreams. There she is a glamorous movie star from the 1940s and finds her ideal love at last. But as the story unravels, as imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale becomes a Hitchcock nightmare!
This one-woman show reveals the obsessions and dangers of romantic fantasies. The language of black and white is transformed to the “low-tech” universe of paper cut-outs and object theatre, creating a tension that is absurd, painful and humorous.
Yael Rasooly (1983) is an Israeli-born visual theatre director, actress, singer and puppeteer. She studied classical piano and singing and then studied theatre at Central Saint Martin's in London. She found her unique theatrical language during her time at the Visual Theatre School in Jerusalem.
His production Paper Cut evokes the cinematic world of the 1940s. The one-man show also explores the obsessions and dangers of romantic fantasies. His black-and-white language creates a tension that is at once absurd, poignant and humorous, using the techniques of object play and paper cutting.
A lonely secretary stays in the office after everyone else has gone home. From her little corner, using photographs from old film magazines, she escapes into a world of daydreams. She meets the glamorous film star of the forties and finally finds her ideal love. But as the story unfolds, as fantasy and reality collide, his romantic tale becomes Hitchcock's nightmare!
The relationship between objects, materials and performer is at the heart of his work, as is the choice of set, sound and music. His visual universe makes audible what is usually silent and invites the audience to journey into what is unspoken in our society.