No one to eat

I remember some lines from a play @ the National in Bucharest, end of the 90’s.


Marta: ‘How would it be then if we’d all stop eating? A nation-wide hunger strike: everybody, all the people. No one to eat… No one to buy anything from the shops anymore. To sit just like that, starving, for days on end… And let THEM fill themselves… stuff themselves! Whilst we will be starving… Let THEM speak in the name of the people. And let them fool themselves that they are the people. And all that time, we will be starving!’


Contessina: ‘Yeah, sure… Wouldn’t that be marvellous? Some old rags to overturn the regime… stick dynamite under its arse! Come on Lady… get serious!’