I WANT A COUNTRY is an award-winning play by the greek playwright Andreas Flourakis, inspired by the social and economic situation in his home country. Written as an open text, in which the country is simply “a country” and the characters are “everyone”, it was conceived to be performed by an ensemble of any number, from anywhere. The action and design are left to be devised by each individual production.
At the outset of the play, a crisis in this eponymous Country brings about a popular demand for change. The young seek to take over by charting out a course for a ‘new Country’, a new identity, fresh values, a space to feel safe within ... They argue and fight, they mock and educate each other, they reveal their fears and secrets. Through all of this and their quest to define a new world, one tantalizing question emerges: Is there a dream country after all? Can a society reinvent itself or will this vision forever remain a utopia, wishful thinking, an impossible dream?