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Philippe Quesne : Crash Park – La vie d’une île (Das Leben einer Insel)

Philippe Quesne creates landscapes and habitats for his pieces within theatre spaces. The set designs come first, the micro-worlds and biotopes: a cultural
centre in a swamp, a molehill housing a band, a ratty amusement park. For his next theatre adventure, the French artist and his wonderful, heart-warmingly bizarre
collaborators (most recently at Mousonturm with “Welcome to Caveland”) explore life on a lonely island with a crash-landed airplane and a marauding group of survivors. Quesne has dreamed up a musical adventure show with a large airplane wreck on the beach, a fire-spewing volcano in the middle, a revolving stage amidst an ocean of possibilities and surprises. “Crash Park” premieres in November 2018 at Quesne’s own Théâtre des Amandiers-Nanterre and then comes to Frankfurt in June 2019.

Cast & Credits
Concept, direction, stage: Philipp Quesne
With: Gaëtan Vourc’h, Isabelle Angotti, Sébastien Jacobs, Léo Gobin, Thomas Suire, Jean-Charles Dumay u.a.

Production: Nanterre-Amandiers, with support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of the program New Settings. Coproduction: Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Onassis Cultural Center (Athen), Münchner Kammerspiele.

Gefördert im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und durch das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst im Rahmen der intergenerationalen Vermittlungsinitiative ALL IN – FÜR PUBLIKUM JEDEN ALTERS.

Crash Park © Martin Argyroglo
Crash Park © Martin Argyroglo

Tickets: 26.06. / 27.06.