Brisbane Festival present


06 - 10 Sep
Theatre Republic - La Boite Studio
Dead Centre (IRELAND)
Australian Premiere Exclusive to Brisbane

“It’s human to seek out what hurts us.” (Marcel Proust)

Based on the world’s longest book, Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust, Souvenir is a one-hour meditation on personal and social amnesia with text from Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, T.S. Eliot, William Shakespeare, Don DeLillo, Charlie Kaufman and Orson Welles.

Souvenir tells the story of a life through a freewheeling exploration of memory, jealousy and time. Music, magic tricks and goldfish crash against Shakespeare and Beyoncé in an attempt to compress the longest novel ever written into 55 minutes of theatre.

This is a rare chance to see the first work from OBIE award-winning Dead Centre, Brisbane Festival’s 2016 Artists in Residence.

Souvenir is part of a Festival Focus: Irish Rebellion.

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Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.
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Adult $25

Concession $20

Duration : 55 minutes
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Theatre Republic - La Boite Studio

Ground Floor, The Works, QUT Creative Industries
6-8 Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

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