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Set in a wealthy family's penthouse on The Island, Weightless is a darkly absurdist political satire about the cost of living high above the rest of the world. Through plastic surgery, sex and cultural amnesia, the family almost succeed in ignoring the dangerous crumbling of their fortress. The maid loses her female parts along with her memory and language; the lovelorn husband devolves into a chicken; the violent son is kept in check by a live-in nurse; cosmetic surgery maintains appearances at all costs. But when gravity makes its inevitable return, their elevated world implodes, with savage and farcical consequences.
'...a hilarious but disturbing look at lives in isolation, full of tragically fractured connections that might inspire you to reach out and touch someone.' Evangeline Kurtz-Nelson, Nov 2007, The Brown Daily Herald, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
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