BY KOFFI KWAHULÉ (CÔTE D'IVOIRE)
He's worried about his taxes and his ability to stand up for himself. She's desperate for a smoke and afraid he's going to assault her. As the minutes tick, the tension steadily creeps up. But there is no way to escape until someone frees them from the elevator.
This translation was commissioned by The Lark.
Hurrah Hurrah, Sidney (Australia), 2016
Workshop production by Jacquelyn Landgraf & Gonçalo Ruivo @ The Invisible Dog, 2012
Published in the anthology Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa.