International theatre star Robert Lepages 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, which remains a personal high point for the French Canadian playwright, actor and filmmaker. Performed by Yves Jacques, his 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 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.
A beguiling meditation about human isolation. Its graceful, witty and profound.— Financial Times