The global gap between rich and poor has never been greater.
As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.
What brings them together and leads to their tragedy is not love or even recklessness but a disease the play diagnoses as late-capitalist consumerist mania. – Jesse Green, New York Times
Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran is a darkly comedic, urgent new play about entitlement, consumption and digital technology, that explores the ubiquitous feeling that our societies are falling apart.
Combining digital theatre and a live Instagram feed, it is the sequel to the award-winning The Believers Are But Brothers, and the second part of a trilogy of plays from Javaad Alipoor about how digital technology, resentment and fracturing identities are changing the world.
History is a process of accumulation, that the digital archive is evidence that ghosts are always ready for reanimation. – Jess Barbagallo, Artforum
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