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Lippy

New Scene (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

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2. 10. 2017
20.00

In 2000, in a small town in Ireland, an aunt and three sisters boarded themselves up in their home and entered into a suicide pact that lasted 40 days.

We weren’t there. We don’t know what they said. This is not their story. Shortly before their deaths, two of the four women were captured on CCTV. A lip-reader tries to reconstruct their conversation to gain an insight into their final hours. He puts words into their mouths that perhaps they never said. Suddenly, we become witnesses — we think — to the meticulous preparation of their act. This is a very smart, very chilly play centred on four bodies that refuse to tell their tales. LIPPY has played across Europe and in New York (where it won two top-honour Obie Awards), and is part of the Brisbane Festival’s focus on the work of Dead Centre as Artists in Residence.

Performed in English with Czech surtitles.

Afterward, discussion with the authors in the New Stage's foyer.

Dead Centre, Ireland.

author: Bush Moukarzel, Mark O´Halloran

directed by: Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel

cast: Joanna Banks, Bush Moukarzel, Gina Moxley, Catriona Nu Mhuircu, Liv O'Donoghue, Dan Reardon, Ailbhe Wakefield-Drohan and Adam Welsh.

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