CONCEPT, STAGE: PHILIPPE QUESNE
Director: Philippe Quesne
In “Farm Fatale”, Philippe Quesne evokes the visual world of rural life. A family decides to go and live in this often romanticised but in reality very harsh environment. By subsistence farming in harmony with nature, their aim is to become independent of the globalised economy. They want to create an autonomous community that lives in solidarity, making a different world possible. But in this barren area, of all places, in a much-too-small hut, resistance to the existing order foments. The isolated community breaks up and leaves its refuge. As in previous work, Quesne humorously combines theatre and the visual arts. His story “Farm Fatale” captures the world of rural life and turns it into a comic collage. In addition to the work “Caspar Western Friedrich”, which was shown in the repertoire of the Münchner Kammerspiele, Philippe Quesne’s independent productions “Die Nacht der Maulwürfe” and “Crash Park – Life of an island” were also recently staged.
In co-production with Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national.