Amidst the tension and strife of the 'Troubles', as both sides cock their rifles, two lovers meet, reminisce and dream of a 'colourless country', inhabited by people of all colours who will never, never again, be strangers to one another. "Romeo dies, Juliet lives: she devotes herself to her job as a primary school teacher, haunted by her slain lover. The paths to violence and love are the same, as Giraudoux so elegantly said 'one only kills well those whom one loves'. The author has chosen to give life to Juliet-Mary so that love and caring for one another prevail, for a future to be possible, in compassion." Humour, tenderness and lucidity merge into an often funny tragedy and a very, very sad comedy.
1. Pastoral drama, French ? Translation into English. 2. New Caledonia ? Drama.