"Souvenir" a creative play on Marcel Proust

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Souvenir is a new play written by Bush Moukarzel. It is a playful and brave examination of Marcel Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past” in the centenary year of the novel’s publication. This one-man show performed by Bush himself will be presented in The New Theatre as part of ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

“I’m afraid the news is not good. You have a serious case of Life. It’s terminal. As far as we know, no one survives Life. But wait. I’ve something to show you. Be a spectator to your own absence.”

Bush invites the audience to experience what could be a chance meeting between Houdini and David Lynch. Souvenir explores Proust’s views on memory and life by combining the art forms of music, language and magic to enable the audience to absorb and interpret what Proust meant when he said "Better to dream your life than to live it".

Alongside Bush (whose recent credits include When Harvey Met Bob and Ripperstreet for BBC and whose work for Pan Pan Theatre has been described as “excellent” by The Irish Times), Souvenir has an extraordinary creative team who will realise Bush’s artistic vision of Proust’s world, including Ben Kidd (Director), Andrew Clancy (Set Design), John Crudden (Lighting Design) and with original music composed especially for the show by Adam Welsh.

Along with bringing Proust’s images and ideas to life, Souvenir also borrows from a range of other literary masters including T S Eliot, Charlie Kaufman and Orson Welles, with a bit of Bruce Springsteen thrown into the mix too!

"Souvenir" a play by Bush Moukarzel
part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2012
18-22 September 2012, 6pm
The New Theatre, Temple Bar
Fund it campaign link: http://www.fundit.ie/project/souvenir

Book tickets at: http://www.fringefest.com/programme/souvenir

This show is supported by The French Embassy, Chez Max and a Fund It campaign.

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Published on 30/08/2012

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