Far Away

A glimpse of tomorrow, today

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  • Written by Caryl Churchill
  • French translation by Marie-Hélène Estienne
  • Directed by Édith Patenaude

Joan and Todd are the last of the free thinkers in a literal world dominated by fear. They know they have to fight, but they’re not sure who or what they’re fighting for. The world is at war, plunged into a general global conflict between humans, animals and the elements. Everything has been recruited, and now everything is a threat; combatants can change sides without any apparent logic. Who's an enemy and who's a friend? What defines justice and injustice? Do the notions of good and evil still have meaning?

Far Away is a lucid and stunning tale that immerses us into a world gone mad, a surreal, fascinating dystopia that is disturbingly plausible. An unsettling, cruel and absurd play.

After Nature morte dans un fossé presented at the 2009 Zones Théâtrales, we welcome Far Away, the latest coproduction by théâtre l’Escaouette and Théâtre Blanc. With masterful skill, they conjure up a unique and extraordinary universe.

Duration

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.

video: Theatre excerpts from Far Away
Theatre excerpts from Far Away
Far Away © Valérie Remise
Far Away © Valérie Remise
Far Away © Ulysse del Drago

Artists

  • Written by Caryl Churchill
  • French translation by Marie-Hélène Estienne
  • Directed by Édith Patenaude
  • With Ludger Beaulieu, Noémie O'Farrell and Lise Castonguay
  • Production théâtre l’Escaouette (New Brunswick)
  • Coproduction Théâtre Blanc (Québec)
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