A soldier with a questionable past abandons his post during the last battle of a mid nineteenth century war. Running away in fear he is blown back into his trench by a massive explosion and is buried in mud and debris. Pulled from the trench and taken to a field hospital in a barn, he falls into a terminal coma and dies alone on the floor.
Axis Theatre Company's popular episodic annual play Hospital 2004 examines the interior life of a man in a terminal coma. Entering the coma in a different way every year the audience travels with him as he lives out his last few days roaming the vast, dark interiors of his own brain. Although Hospital is a serial play, each evening can be viewed separately as a self-contained short play.
Episode One: July 16, 17, 23, 24
Episode Two: July 30, 31 & August 6, 7
Episode Three: August 13, 14, 20, 21
Episode Four: August 27, 28 (Two shows only)