Dublin Theatre Festival

Robert Lepage/Ex Machina

the far side of the moon

Written and directed by Robert Lepage

Venue OReilly Theatre, Belvedere

Original music composed by Laurie Anderson
Original concept and artist collaboration Peder Bjurman
Costume design by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt
Puppet design by Pierre Robitaille, Sylvie Courbron
Puppeteer Pierre Bernier
Script consultant Adam Nashman
Assistant Director Pierre-Philippe Guay
Assistant Lighting Director Bernard White
Cast includes Yves Jacques

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the far side of the moon

Québécois visionary Robert Lepage has established himself as one of the most dynamic and original theatre artists working in the world today. Drawing inspiration from contemporary life, his work has influenced a whole generation of artists and practitioners.

the far side of the moon is a simple, resonating idea, staged with such beauty that the result -  sensual, emotional and intellectual - is breathtaking. Lepage's obsession with geography, inner exploration, and the place and purpose of technology, has led him to investigate the ultimate dream of our time: the voyage to the moon. On a public level, the production recalls the Soviet-American space race, whilst in the private sphere, the show tells of two warring Québécois brothers brought together by their mother's death.

Punctuated by Laurie Anderson's otherworldly score, the production has proved boundary - breaking in the breadth of its appeal, playing to packed houses and critical acclaim on its visit to over 50 cities worldwide.

"Wryly observant, poetic and visually stunning. Lepage again reveals himself to be a master illusionist of the stage.....a wondrous production"
Sydney Morning Herald

Presented in association with Cultural Industry
With the support of the Québec Government Office, London

Performed in English

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