Lois Achimovich

Lois Achimovich: Theatre


A moment from Sukarno, Lois Achimovich's second play, following Eugene & Carlotta which was also performed in Perth, Western Australia.

SUKARNO: This will not be a long speech, not a rehearsal of pain and suffering and poverty. How can anyone find phrases exquisite enough to communicate the sweet sacrifice of thousands whose bodies lie in the unmarked graves of Boven Digul? The answer is—you don't even try. After 350 years, we demand our place in the sun!

We the people of Indonesia, hereby declare Indonesia's independence. The transfer of power and other matters will be executed in an orderly manner and in the shortest possible time.

On behalf of the Indonesian people, Signed Sukarno and Hatta, August 17th, 1945.

© Lois Achimovich 1997

New: 28 August 1998 | Now: 9 September, 2011