The Scottish Enlightenment Project
National Theatre of Scotland and the TEAM
Note: This is a work in progress performance. There will be a 15-20 minute audience feedback session following the performance.
‘Our tales are similar but the endings are different…’ In America, the underdog battles against all odds to triumph in the dying seconds of the game. In Scotland, we dwell on moments of glorious defeat snatched from the jaws of victory; the glass isn’t just half empty, it’s been smashed on the bar and waved in your face. On the eve of the Scottish referendum, this new collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and Brooklyn’s The TEAM uses the Scottish Enlightenment as a springboard to dive into the murky depths of our national mythologies.