EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco
The Unheard of World by Fabrice Melquiot Translated and Directed by: Michelle Haner* Preview Performance: October 2nd ($15 tickets) Opening Night: October 3rd (book release, gallery opening, and world premiere!) Post-show conversation with novelist and psychotherapist Irvin Yalom, and writer and scholar Marilyn Yalom: October 10th, 8 pm show (admission to show required for talk)
Do you believe in love after life?
foolsFURY’s newest creation hits the Bay Area stage this October with the American premiere of The Unheard of World, newly translated from celebrated French playwright Fabrice Melquiot.
You’ll meet a magical little girl half-swallowed by a bear, a vacationing trio of raindrops, the first ever, and still oldest man, a little boy who refuses to ever be born, and a hopeful woman spending eternity pining to be a mother. Their paths are inextricably drawn together when the boy and girl are caught in a struggle over erasing him from existence, the woman steals an archetypal plaster cast to experience what it’s like to have a child, and the tenuous balance of life and death is upset, threatening not just the afterlife, but the living as well.
Fans of Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis and Tim Burton will delight in Melquiot’s whimsical, magical imagery, at once beautiful and grotesque, joyful and melancholy, humorous yet sublime. This surreal tale is a macabre treat for adults and children alike.
This is foolsFURY’s second premiere of Melquiot’s work.