Vista is part of the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, UK, and has been developed by Zuppa Theatre of Halifax, Canada.
Vista is a window to another place. Is that an escape, or a sanctuary? Or perhaps just a view afforded when we step back and see things – even ourselves – from a distance.
But what if that place we see is dysfunctional? What if it has been left to ruin? Who to speak to? What to do? Or maybe the dysfunction is also a rhythm and, if so, what rhythms do we live with?
Is this half-empty car park in Halifax, Nova Scotia – or Torquay? Are you the architect or the patient, the one that suffers or the healing hands? And where is nature? What environment are we responsible for?
Vista is an ambient walking tour that reflects upon such questions based on a series of interviews with health and planning professionals in Nova Scotia and Devon.