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    STABAT MATER FURIOSA, written by Jean-Pierre Simeon 

    In French with English surtitles 

    VICTORIA HALL, Fremantle 

    • June 19 - 7:00 pm 
    • June 20 - 7:00 pm followed by Q&A 
    • June 21 - 7:00 pm 
    • June 22 - 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm 

    Stabat Mater Furiosa is the cry of a woman who rebels against war and violence. 

    A text at the crossroads of theatre and poetry, around thirty poetic pages, violent, angry and tender too. Thirty pages without a period, without a comma, words that follow one another and take you into the intimacy of a woman uprooted by brutality, by the man of war, by bloodthirsty madness. A woman with a thousand voices. A woman who no longer wants to understand the absurdity of violence, all forms of violence.  

    A woman who dreams of a world where strength looks like a smile, where men and women hold hands without having to cry about our differences. 

    If you like the French language, this is a performance to live. This is not a standard stage theatre performance. The audience will be sharing the space with the actors. Do not worry. This is not an audience participation show but an immersive, intimate moment. Strictly limited tickets are available.  

    10 voices, men and women, share this female monologue written by a man.

    Trent Arnold, Meryl Brancato, Pierre Brillon, Danielle Desvaux, Michele Dreyfus, Karoline Fürlinger, Sophie Harris, Valentine Klaasen, Caroline Muscat, Neokahn Sulak 

    « Un texte percutant et poétique qui répond à la violence par la beauté, qui transforme le cri de douleur en hymne à la fragilité. Si le monde laisse la violence retentir chaque jour à nos oreilles et froisse nos cœurs, le théâtre se fait lieu de la parole première et nous rappelle que les êtres humains que nous sommes appartiennent d'abord et surtout à la vie ». 


    There will be a live projection of the audience during the show. The images are not kept. 

    There may be loud noises and confronting themes. Please be aware of these if you have any health conditions.  

    The theme may be too violent for children under 15 years old.

    Jean-Pierre Siméon
    © Francesca Mantovani. Gallimard.

    Jean-Pierre Siméon is a poet, playwright and critic. Born in 1950, he experienced a society torn apart by war (Rwanda, Lebanon, Armenia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Mexico, etc.), which led him to stand up against the absurdity of war.

    A recognised voice of contemporary French poetry, hailed by numerous awards, Jean-Pierre Siméon came to the theatre in 1997 with the writing of Stabat Mater Furiosa. By writing for the stage, he does not make a radical break but changes his language, which he calls “theatre poetry”.

    The numerous stagings and translations of his texts make him today one of the major authors of the French contemporary scene.

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