- Length 90 min
- In English
It starts on the playground: when children play games, there is always a winner, creating hierarchies in the blink of an eye. Harmless? Far from it. Marcus Youssef and James Long play a game called “Winners and Losers” where they name things – celebrities, places, events, etc. – deeming each a “winner” or “loser.” It’s a showdown, always entertaining and yet increasingly uncompromising. As each one seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes personal when they dissect each other's individual, familial and class histories. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege and the other is not, the competition very quickly adds up. Canadian companies Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre, with Artistic Directors James Long and Marcus Youssef respectively, create performances that have a simple point of departure and react to present political issues through an intensive process.
By and with Marcus Youssef & James Long
Directed by Chris Abraham
Production management Elia Kirby
Light Jonathan Ryder