Based on the belief that a Pelican sheds its own blood to feed its young, The Pelican presents a family where the exact opposite is true. The widow Elise plots with her lover to steal her children's inheritance while they starve in their own home. When the children discover the truth, the revelation sparks a small revolution. In The Black Glove, it is the day before Christmas Eve in a five-story apartment building. An old man and a caretaker find a black glove in the entryway, precipitating a strange chain of events involving a young wife, two maids, two fairies, a missing ring, and child. Part of the Risk is This... The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival and Cutting Ball's Risk Translations: Workshops of August Strindberg's Chamber Plays in new translations by Paul Walsh.