Written by Nicholas Billon and directed by Ravi Jain, the founding director of Why Not Theatre, this production was a fund raiser for The Theatre Centre.
The play is structured as three monologues that intersect in unexpected ways. Kassandra, played by Christine Horne, is a prostitute who finds the john dead but has no idea what happened. The john, Halim, played by Kawa Ada expounds on his theory of life and how to take advantage of everything that comes by. And Anna, played by Clair Calnan is the good woman who can’t even swear without washing her mouth out with soap, but who kills Halim because he bought and flipped her home. It is all unexpected and yet somehow inevitable. Halim blames Iceland for the global financial crisis, or rather identifies Iceland as the example of the kind of greed that allowed it to happen. Hence the title.
I would now love to see Nicholas Billon’s triptych, Fault Lines.