This rehearsed reading of Peter Arnotts new play is an experiment about theatre. About theatre as something we make together, and the reasons why a society does that. Its also about the social experiment that took place in East Germany " the attempt to make a new kind of country and what became of it. How did theatre practitioners feel about living in a society made of lies, a society built on fear, a society under total surveillance? And what do we think about the past now, when that past was all about the promise of the future?