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.

Download the programme for The Far Side of the Moon here

Spanning decades, visionary artist Robert Lepage’s 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 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.
Years 11-13:  Drama, English

Schools TIckets: $20
Dates: Thurs 22 and Fri 23 March
Time: 8pm
Venue: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre



Written & directed by Robert Lepage
Performed by Yves Jacques
Music by Laurie Anderson

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Produced by
EXMACHINALOGO2 for website2With support from
Platinum Patrons Janet Clarke and John Judge

A beguiling meditation about human isolation, graceful, witty and profound.

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