International theatre star Robert Lepage's seminal one-man show is a poetic human drama of two brothers coming to terms with the death of their mother, set against the existential mysteries of the universe.
Spanning decades, visionary artist Robert Lepages stage and screen career is studded with acclaimed works; among them, The Far Side of the Moon, a personal high point for the French Canadian playwright, actor and filmmaker.
Focusing on two grieving Quebecois brothers, Lepage draws a deeply affecting throughline between their personal differences, the aspirations of the Soviet-American space race and the philosophical questions raised by our insignificance within the vastness of the cosmos.
More than ever, this poignant story of loneliness and connection resonates profoundly in a world beset with conflict and at the mercy of technology.
Performed in NZ by Yves Jacques and featuring impressive puppetry, an enigmatic Laurie Anderson score alongside Lepages masterful stagecraft, this is a rare opportunity to experience one of the famed theatremakers very best.
Contains drug references, sexual references and strobe effects.
Years 11-13: Drama, English
Schools TIckets: $20
Dates: Thurs 22 and Fri 23 March
Venue: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
A beguiling meditation about human isolation, graceful, witty and profound.— Financial Times