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Sunday 21 May

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Sun 21 May | 15:30

TR25 Schouwburg - Grote Zaal

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ALMA

Surprising adaptation of Faust in the era of unabashed hyper-narcissism

Fabrice Murgia & Peggy Lee Cooper (BE)

The music theatre performance ALMA takes you into the centre of a universe. It is inspired by Goethe’s Faust. Director Fabrice Murgia and drag queen Peggy Lee Cooper translate the Faust myth into the world of reality TV as they create a sensuous performance that tweaks the codes of music, theatre, audio-visual elements, sensation, and cabaret. Faust’s pact with the devil takes a topical and unexpected turn in ALMA.

In an era when we constantly put ourselves in the picture, and diminish ourselves so as to become a “brand”, in order to be “loved”, our lives get fictionalised. Celebrity, appearance, and looks seem to trump talent, knowledge, and inner wisdom. ALMA calls into question the vulnerability of striving for success. A “beautiful” mirror of contemporary society.

The show contains two parts of 50 minutes and a 30 minutes interval.

“In 2019 Sylvia was an absolute festival favorite. Fabrice Murgia returns to O. with his own Faust translation. It promises to be a scintillating (drag) show.” – Guy Coolen, artistic director O.

Credits

door: Fabrice Murgia en Peggy Lee Cooper, regie: Fabrice Murgia, tekst: Tricity Vogue, Met Peggy Lee Cooper, Vanessa Van Durme, Aleksei Von Wosylius en Sarah-Louise Young, muziek: Matthieu Vandenabeele, artistieke productie muziek: Peggy Lee Cooper, piano & koor: Matthieu Vandenabeele, drummer & koor: Sasha Toorop/ Matthieu Vandenabeele, trompettist: Aloïs Houdart, drum: Gaëlle Swann, scenografie: Giacinto Caponio & Fabrice Murgia, video & montage: Giacinto Caponio, algemeen en toneelmeester Marc Defrise, lichttechnicus: Emilie Schoumaker/Emily Brassier, geluidsontwerp en directie: Matthew Higuet, regie geluid: Hubert Monroy, productieassistent: Jenifer Rodriguez, ondertiteling & fiuratie: Jenifer Rodriguez & Mathilda Stock, spreiding: Frans Brood Productions, Coproductie Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Cie Artara, Théâtre La Louvière C’est Central, Théâtre Les Salins – Scène Nationale de Martigues en La Joliette Marseille – scène conventionnée art et création, la COOP asbl et Shelter Prod, kostuum: Peggy Lee Cooper en Catherine D’Lish, kostuumontwerp: Les Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eugénie Poste, Anicia Ecchevarria, Catherine D’Lish en Henriette Reusser

Duration performance

130 minutes

Location

TR25 Schouwburg - Grote Zaal

Standard price

€ 30.00

DAY TICKETS €35

Tickets

Sun 21 May | 15:30

TR25 Schouwburg - Grote Zaal

Been

Practical info

DAY TICKETS €35

Duration performance

130 minutes

Location

TR25 Schouwburg - Grote Zaal

Standard price

€ 30.00

ALMA

Surprising adaptation of Faust in the era of unabashed hyper-narcissism

Fabrice Murgia & Peggy Lee Cooper (BE)

The music theatre performance ALMA takes you into the centre of a universe. It is inspired by Goethe’s Faust. Director Fabrice Murgia and drag queen Peggy Lee Cooper translate the Faust myth into the world of reality TV as they create a sensuous performance that tweaks the codes of music, theatre, audio-visual elements, sensation, and cabaret. Faust’s pact with the devil takes a topical and unexpected turn in ALMA.

In an era when we constantly put ourselves in the picture, and diminish ourselves so as to become a “brand”, in order to be “loved”, our lives get fictionalised. Celebrity, appearance, and looks seem to trump talent, knowledge, and inner wisdom. ALMA calls into question the vulnerability of striving for success. A “beautiful” mirror of contemporary society.

The show contains two parts of 50 minutes and a 30 minutes interval.

“In 2019 Sylvia was an absolute festival favorite. Fabrice Murgia returns to O. with his own Faust translation. It promises to be a scintillating (drag) show.” – Guy Coolen, artistic director O.

Credits

door: Fabrice Murgia en Peggy Lee Cooper, regie: Fabrice Murgia, tekst: Tricity Vogue, Met Peggy Lee Cooper, Vanessa Van Durme, Aleksei Von Wosylius en Sarah-Louise Young, muziek: Matthieu Vandenabeele, artistieke productie muziek: Peggy Lee Cooper, piano & koor: Matthieu Vandenabeele, drummer & koor: Sasha Toorop/ Matthieu Vandenabeele, trompettist: Aloïs Houdart, drum: Gaëlle Swann, scenografie: Giacinto Caponio & Fabrice Murgia, video & montage: Giacinto Caponio, algemeen en toneelmeester Marc Defrise, lichttechnicus: Emilie Schoumaker/Emily Brassier, geluidsontwerp en directie: Matthew Higuet, regie geluid: Hubert Monroy, productieassistent: Jenifer Rodriguez, ondertiteling & fiuratie: Jenifer Rodriguez & Mathilda Stock, spreiding: Frans Brood Productions, Coproductie Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Cie Artara, Théâtre La Louvière C’est Central, Théâtre Les Salins – Scène Nationale de Martigues en La Joliette Marseille – scène conventionnée art et création, la COOP asbl et Shelter Prod, kostuum: Peggy Lee Cooper en Catherine D’Lish, kostuumontwerp: Les Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eugénie Poste, Anicia Ecchevarria, Catherine D’Lish en Henriette Reusser

“Captivating music theatre.”

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