La Face cachée de la Lune

Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

The Far Side of the Moon concentrates on the conflict between two brothers who are trying to come to grips with the death of their mother. It is also concerned with Russian cosmonaut Leonov, confronted with the immensity of interplanetary space as he took his first steps out of the Voskhod 2 spacecraft.

It brings forth a mad but sincere project for a space elevator that would allow humans to confront the Void.

And it also sees a goofy but touching video recording by the main character sent out to space, in an attempt to show potential extraterrestrial viewers the poetry that sometimes hides in human daily life.

This solo show by Robert Lepage, also performed by Yves Jacques, premiered in Quebec City in March 2000, has since been shown in over forty-five cities all over the world.

In French

Feb 6 to 16, 2021 — 120 minutes Free



Performer Yves Jacques and Robert Lepage


Author, Director & Designer Robert Lepage
Script Consultant Adam Nashman
Artistic Collaborator and Project Originator Peder Bjurman
Assistant Director Pierre-Philippe Guay
Original music composed and recorded by Laurie Anderson © 2000 Difficult Music (BMI)
Assistant Set Designer Marie-Claude Pelletier
Assistant Lighting Designer Bernard White
Costume Designer Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt
Puppet Designers Pierre Robitaille and Sylvie Courbron
Set Consultant Carl Fillion
Images produced by Jacques Collin and Véronique Couturier
Audio editing Jean-Sébastien Côté

Production Manager Louise Roussel
Technical Coordinator Michel Gosselin
Technical Director Dany Beaudoin
Production Manager (tour) Vanessa Landry-Claverie
Tour Manager Emmanuelle Nappert
Technical Director (tour) Olivier Bourque
Stage Manager Francis Beaulieu
Lighting Operator Catherine Guay
Sound Operator Stanislas Elie
Video Operator Dominique Hawry
Costumes and Props Manager Nadia Bellefeuille
Stagehands Anne Marie Bureau and Jean-Félix Labrie

Set builder Unissons Structures, Les Conceptions Visuelles Jean-Marc Cyr
Host’s voices Sophie Faucher and Lorraine Côté