A post-apocalyptic scenario in the not-so-distant future: five scarecrows, who have lost their original jobs due to climate change, come together in a commune. These disarmingly funny characters, though, are undeterred by the difficult conditions: the dying sounds of nature are meticulously recorded for posterity; demonstration signs and slogans are prepared; pop music is blown into the airwaves via pirate radio; insect deaths and pesticides are discussed.
With Farm Fatale, world-renowned French director Philippe Quesne, celebrated for his hybrid, strikingly visual performances, envisions an absurdly charming universe, inhabited by gentle dreamers and activists with a penchant for laconic commentary.
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Concept, Set design and Direction: Philippe Quesne
Performed by: Léo Gobin, Sébastien Jacobs (part created by Stefan Merki), Nuno Lucas (part created by Damian Rebgetz), Anne Steffens (part created by Julia Riedler), Gaëtan Vourc’h.
Set design Collaborator: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Costume Collaborator: Nora Stocker
Masks: Brigitte Frank
Light Design: Pit Schultheiss
Sound Design: Robert Göing, Anthony Hughes
Director’s Assistant: Jonny-Bix Bongers, Dennis Metaxas
Dramaturgy: Martin Valdés-Stauber, Camille Louis
Technical and Stage Manager: François Boulet
Sound Manager: Grégory Adoir
Light Manager: Vincent Chrétien
This show premiered on March 29th, 2019 for the repertory of the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany.
Production of the Creation: Münchner Kammerspiele – Munich and Théâtre Nanterre Amandiers, CDN.
Production of the Tour: Vivarium Studio – Charlotte Kaminski
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Philippe is one of France's most acclaimed directors. The premise of this piece is melancholy personified: out of work scarecrows feeling sad about the mass extinction, try to capture sounds of wildlife, before they become lost forever. It's lots of absurd fun!