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.
Theatrical magic from a visionary creator.
Spanning decades, visionary artist Robert Lepage's stage and screen career is studded with acclaimed works; among them, The Far Side of the Moon, which remains a personal highpoint for the French-Canadian playwright, actor and filmmaker. Performed by Yves Jacques, this celebrated play comes to New Zealand in 2018 for Auckland Arts Festival audiences.
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.
Featuring impressive puppetry and an enigmatic Laurie Anderson score alongside Lepage's masterful stagecraft, this is a rare opportunity to experience one of the famed theatremaker's very best.
Contains drug references, sexual references and strobe effects.
A beguiling meditation about human isolation. Its graceful, witty and profound.— Financial Times