The Human Race

Human Race

Eighty people with completely different backgrounds suddenly and brutally find themselves removed from their regular lives and thrown into an unknown place and a deceitful life-and-death race. A voice, seemingly their own, notifies them of the merciless rules: “‘If you are lapped twice, you will die. If you step off the path, you will die. If you touch the grass, you will die.”

Heads explode one after another as the remaining participants lose their humanity, piece by piece. But is it the rules or the people who are inhumane in this context? Who (or what) sets the rules? What does it mean to win this surreal marathon? And where the hell are they?

In the wake of Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, Paul Hough has created a raw and unpredictable nerve tickler with sharp twists and refreshing diversity among the characters. To be deaf, old or one-legged does in no way mean that you’re less suited to participate in the human race. So, race, or die.

Text: Afsaneh Larsson

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