If this sounds like a grotesque barometer of where some aspects of mass culture are at right now, imagine such a spectacle on your own doorstep and it becomes even worse.
That's exactly what Articulate Theatre director Victoria Beesley has done in the company's pithy contribution to this year's Spirit Refugee Week Scotland. Instead of refugees themselves, three women take on the roles of real-life exiles Klara, a Jew who fled her homeland during the Second World War; Elvedira, a Bosnian woman escaping the Baltic conflicts of the 1990s; and Belvie, a Congolese woman who arrived in Glasgow all too recently.
Over the course of an hour-long interactive quiz led by cheesily-avuncular host Stephen John, each contestant is asked an assortment of brain-teasers designed to educate and to explode some of the myths that have seen asylum-seekers demonised by ill-informed scare-mongerers. So, in-between drum rolls and looped recordings of the Simon & Garfunkel song that gives the show its title, we learn exactly what percentage of the world's asylum-seekers are in the UK, how much income support they get and the redemptive powers of Walt Disney's Cinderella.
It's a novel idea with a serious point to it, and if it needs a more heightened narrative thrust beyond the moving testimonies of the three women read out by the performers, its transformation of statistics into light entertainment remains a waggishly subversive form of artistic entryism.