An old lady is alone on stage. She is one of the few remaining inhabitants of a town cut off from all human civilisation, a town in the middle of the desert. She is searching for reasons why she lives this lonely life. Has she been left behind by a community that was forced to flee in haste? Or, quite the opposite, has she consciously chosen this abandonment?
The inspiration behind this production is a journey that Fabrice Murgia and Dominique Pauwels took through ghost towns, past dilapidated houses and rusty gas stations in California, Arizona and Nevada. The journey is an initiation, a quest, an exodus... Through it they tell the stories of the men and women who left.
“With Ghost Road, Fabrice Murgia has created for our epoch an ambitious work of art: a requiem for the West and a declaration of faith in something new. (…) Ghost Road is a rare play in which cigarettes are not stubbed out half-smoked, but are fully consumed. There is time. There are gorgeous images and wonderful music. And there is the quiet power of persuasion of De Muynck and Van Quaille.”De Standaard