in situ:’s new performance explores the events of September 11, 2001, focussing on two astonishing documents – separated by more than seven hundred years of bloody history.
1299. Marco Polo tells of The Old Man of the Mountain and his fanatical followers: The Assassins. They kill anyone he commands, and die in the attempt. Why? Because they believe he has the power to send them to Paradise.
September, 2001. In one of the hijacker’s cars, police find a set of instructions, promising them death… and Paradise.
Paradise is a passionate, thought-provoking and disturbing new work, which asks: if humans beings long for Paradise, why do they create Hell?
Dates: Friday 28 March – Saturday 29 March, 2003
Location: The Cambridge Drama Centre