The Far Side of the Moon concentrates on the conflict between two brothers who are trying to come to grips with the death of their mother. It is also concerned with Russian cosmonaut Leonov, confronted with the immensity of interplanetary space as he took his first steps out of the Voskhod 2 spacecraft.
It brings forth a mad but sincere project for a space elevator that would allow humans to confront the Void.
And it also sees a goofy but touching video recording by the main character sent out to space, in an attempt to show potential extraterrestrial viewers the poetry that sometimes hides in human daily life.
This solo show by Robert Lepage, also performed by Yves Jacques, premiered in Quebec City in March 2000, has since been shown in over forty-five cities all over the world.
Book (available in French)
La Face cachée de la Lune
Movie (English subtitles)
The Far Side of the Moon
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