Ghost Road

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
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Credits

  • AUTHOR & DIRECTOR Fabrice Murgia
  • MUSIC & AUDIO INSTALLATION Dominique Pauwels
  • ACTRESS Viviane De Muynck
  • SINGER Jacqueline Van Quaille
  • FILM DIRECTOR Benoît Dervaux
  • LIGHT DESIGN Giacinto Caponio
  • VIDEO Benoît Dervaux & Giacinto Caponio
  • RESEARCH Virginie Demilier
  • PRODUCTION LOD muziektheater & Cie Artara
  • COPRODUCTION Théâtre National Bruxelles, le manège.mons, Theater Antigone, Le Maillon Strasbourg, Hippodrome Douai, Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Partners

  • http://www.artara.be

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