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The Messiahs [Les Messies ou le mal de terre]

The subtitle of the play, Earth-Sickness, reflects Atlan’s pessimistic world view as shaped by the Holocaust. The theatrical piece is reminiscent of a medieval pageant in reverse since Atlan attacks the messiah myth, suggesting there are no saviors only a missing God. The play juxtaposes the technology of the late twentieth-century with objects from religious rituals.