A despot has come to power. The society is listless, submissive and scared.
But beneath every violation of civil autonomy, there are humans, behind every resistance to power, there are individuals. And these people are not different to us but identical, they are not heroic or remarkable, but ordinary.
This prescient portrait of global politics and rise of authoritarianism forms part of Theatre503’s relaunch season. Tan’s innovatively written drama told from an unnamed place and spanning 320 years delivers snapshots of both a recognisable world and visions of the future. Through the lives of ordinary people – ornithologists, bureaucrats, soldiers, and tour guides No Particular Order charts the fall, rise and continuation of a nation, always asking the same question “Is it empathy, or power, that endures?”