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At the centre of The Day that Serenity Returned to the Ground is a science fiction story about the return of a group of cosmonauts to Earth. Presenting the shapes or outlines of the narrative rather than its details, The Day that Serenity… moves through the initial genre material towards other strands of content as the piece unfolds into an explicitly poetic text.
The performers in this piece speak through microphones, marking Forced Entertainment’s return to using spoken text from the stage. The setting for the piece is a white polythene construction – an isolation chamber – in which the performers are further divided from the audience by a wall of metal grilles.