In the absence of anything meaningful in her life, Daphne worships her own appearance and social status, defining herself through class, money, and men. When Daphne is forced to move out of her box-sized but chic city centre room, she has to relocate to a cheaper alternative in the not-so-cool outskirts of town. Her new flat sports a fir tree by the window that starts to talk to her. Daphne, who has done everything to escape her own roots, finds herself falling sway to the tree and its powers. This one-woman play is about the destructive obsession with other people’s opinions and materialism, loneliness, and class.
‘This show intended to disturb its audience, pointing out the grotesque way in which we measure our happiness through how we look. As such, Langseth’s message is unforgiving and harsh: Make an effort to look inward and be mindful against a watchful world, because a point of no return exists.’ Sarah Keisler, The Hoya
The play has its first full production at Omnibus Theatre Clapham, London from 4ht to 22nd April 2023. Directed by Emily Louizou