The Art of Falling
Sara Stridsbergs 2015 play takes us to the Atlantic coast and a totally run down mansion in the exclusive area of East Hampton, North of New York.
Mother and daughter, Big- and Little Edith Bouvier Beale live here: two women who once belonged to the American aristocracy but now live like impoverished bag ladies in a bizarre, Beckett-like folie à deux. Surrounded by tinned food, piles of rubbish, cats and other stray animals, these two eccentrics live, cut off from reality, in a bubble of their own.
Stridsberg's The Art of Falling is a wonderfully absurd tragicomedy, based on the true life story of Jackie Kennedy's cousin and aunt, as shown in the cult documentary "Grey Gardens" (1975).