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.
Concept – Set design – Direction: Philippe Quesne
Created and performed by Léo Gobin, Damian Rebgetz, Julia Riedler, Gaëtan Vourc’h, Stefan Merki / Raphael Clamer
Set design collaboration: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Costume collaboration: Nora Stocker
Masks: Brigitte Frank
Stage manager: Loïc Even
Lighting design: Fabien Bossard
Sound: Théo Ernandorena
Dramaturgy: Martin Valdés-Stauber
Dramaturgy collaboration: Camille Louis
Production tour: Vivarium Studio
Production: Münchner Kammerspiele – Munich
Co-production: Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national
Premiered on 29 March 2019 for the repertory of the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany
Communication partner Institut français de Grèce – Cooperation and Cultural Action Service of the Embassy of France in Greece
With Greek and English surtitles.
July 10: Post-performance talk with Philippe Quesne. Moderated by Stefanie Carp and Dimitra Kondylaki.
Prologue / Pre-show talks
The successful collaboration launched in 2021 between the Athens Epidaurus Festival and the Postgraduate Studies Programme of the Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, continues this year at the heart of Peiraios 260, building an invaluable bridge between theory and practice. Half an hour before our admission to the theatre venues, young theatre researchers will whet our appetite for the much-anticipated performances, hone our sensibility, and decipher the often challenging “codes” of contemporary performing arts.
*The Prologue initiative will take place before the start of international productions
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2022. Direction: Philippe Quesne. Created and performed by Léo Gobin, Damian Rebgetz, Julia Riedler, Gaëtan Vourc’h, Stefan Merki / Raphael Clamer.
VIP 30€ • Zone Α΄ 20€/ Students/ 65+/ Artist Unions 16€ • Zone Β΄ 15€/ Students/ 65+/ Artist Unions 12€ • Unemployed/ Art School Students 5€