Forefather's Eve

Forefather's Eve

Katarzyna Diuk, Patrycja Zajac

The Mirror of Stage

Theatre

Forefather's Eve (the “Goat’s Feast”) is an ancient Slavic ritual which beginning stretches back to pagan times. On Halloween Night a group of peasants secretly summon ghosts suffering in purgatory to help them gain access to heaven. They celebrate the customary feast commemorating the dead - believing their meals, drinks and rituals will bring relief to the summoned souls of the departed. When the deceased arrive with requests and warnings, an eerie dialogue ensues between the living and the dead in the night-time chapel. The pagan ceremony of banqueting the dead, interwoven with Christians notions, and folk morality becomes a philosophy of life and death and a universal story about time and eternity.

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2019

Start
23:05

Runtime
(50mins)

Venue
Sanctuary, Paradise in Augustines
41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Tickets
£10.00 Concession
£12.00 Standard

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