The Threshold” takes up questions of freedom of action and expression in a perhaps unexpected and challenging way. We have a central figure, "The Accused", who can be a scapegoat. He can be anybody - "the kid next door" - someone who doesn’t fit in with our ideal image.
The setting is unclear, it can be a prison, an asylum or a refugee camp, in south America, in the middle east, or during the “third reich”.
He is condemned, but we don’t know why. We just cannot have him among us anymore. If that wasn’t enough, he is to be tortured, and that can be many things - isolation, denial, ostracism, bullying: it need not be physical.
He is forced to walk, or run, a path: that can also be something mental, having to accept the opinions we do not agree with, to be politically correct.
Other figures emerge: among all the mockery and derision, there are some who comfort him. At life's lowest point he screams to the world: what can we now celebrate or affirm? Who are our heroes today? Political prisoners disappear, mothers cry, the rain forest is cut down, people die in hospital corridors, and who pays? "What about us" sang Michael Jackson.
In the end he dies, he must, he is the scapegoat: "our sins are laid on his shoulders." But the chains he has worn throughout the story break.
For him there will be no resurrection. “The Threshold” can be many things,
high or low, it symbolizes the entrance, the way forward, a new beginning.
The questions are many. We have no answers.
We only ask.