Christian Lollike

Service Suicide

24Feb2006 – 18Mar2006

Text and direction
Chrisitian Lollike
Set Design
Claus Helbo
Aarhus Teater

This intense play deals with the hardest decision in life. 8 suicides illustrate the reasons for their final act. Together, they portray the shadow of society. After death they rise again to discuss the right to die. The pivotal points are the following words – dignity, value, experiences, happiness industry, unemployment, victim identity, guilt complex, and fear of the future. During the discussion they decide to invent the suicide clinic “Exit Society”. In this place you can commit exactly the suicide you desire in cooperation with an employee from the clinic. The play is based on real stories and material – diaries from suicides, interviews with their relatives, sociologic analysis, excerpts from homepages etc.