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untranslatable.

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untranslatable.

You gotta make the little moments matter. Otherwise what's the point?

untranslatable. captures the essence of a relationship as a collection of moments shared between lovers before bedtime. The loving moments, the sexy ones, the moments when your partner asks you to believe in unicorns and ghosts, the moments when you wax poetic on your perspective of life and your place in the universe, and the moments when you just want to turn your back and go to sleep. He’s idealistic, but sometimes humourless and annoyingly flippant. Eloquent and open, he is coming to terms with getting older, and how his expectations of life have changed with age. She is ambitious, superstitious, and a dreamer. Loyal, but a less enthusiastic communicator, she struggles to use her words to express how she feels, making things difficult when times get tough. In a time where relationships are formed briefly and casually through Tinder and Whatsapp, this is a portrait of love that isn’t mediated by written words but by shared experience. As they try and deal with their own commitment issues, grief and loss, the question remains: what are the things that keep us together and what are the things that tear us apart? untranslatable. is a brand new play, brought to you by Althea Theatre, in co-production with HeSaidSheSaid Productions. This production contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

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