The offices of the leader of a small socialist state.

Interior: the apotheosis of dullness, enlivened only by a full-sized stuffed bear, in whose direction the actors nod or glance whenever the pronoun ‘they’ is used.

On the walls: portraits of the founding fathers. High windows, Regency-styled, curtained in white. The spires of Lutheran churches can be discerned through the curtains.

Dying Village
New World (Part Two)