What is A Killing Game?
Eugene Ionesco wrote Jeux de massacre, which has been translated in English to “Killing Game.” But this apparently loses the nuance of the original French title. ”Jeu de massacre” is carnival game; one tries to known down weighted dolls with balls. It is connected to “Coconut Shy,” another game found a fairs and festivals, in which one tosses (shy) balls in attempt to knock down coconuts.
How to make a show that’s also a game? Can audience be both game-player and target?