The Unheard of World
by Fabrice Melquiot
Translated and Directed by: Michelle Haner*
Dates: October 2nd-31st, 2015
Performances: Thu & Fri at 8pm; Sat at 3pm & 8pm
Preview Performance: Fri, October 2nd at 8pm
Opening Night: Sat, October 3rd at 8pm
Location: The EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF | www.theEXIT.org
Do you believe in love after life?
Journey to the underworld, where all souls go after they die. Visit vast cities of the dead amidst the gigantic, tangled roots of trees, where over seventy billion souls scramble for space.
foolsFURY’s newest creation hits the Bay Area stage this October with the American premiere of The Unheard of World, newly translated from celebrated French playwright Fabrice Melquiot.
You’ll meet a magical little girl half-swallowed by a bear, a vacationing trio of raindrops, the first ever, and still oldest man, a little boy who refuses to ever be born, and a hopeful woman spending eternity pining to be a mother. Their paths are inextricably drawn together when the boy and girl are caught in a struggle over erasing him from existence, the woman steals an archetypal plaster cast to experience what it’s like to have a child, and the tenuous balance of life and death is upset, threatening not just the afterlife, but the living as well.
Fans of Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton will delight in Melquiot’s whimsical, magical imagery, at once beautiful and grotesque, joyful and melancholy, humorous yet sublime. This surreal tale is a macabre treat for adults and children alike.
This is foolsFURY’s second premiere of Melquiot’s work, following the production of The Devil on All Sides (Le Diable en Partage), which toured San Francisco and New York in 2007.
Photos by Robbie Sweeny
Design & Production
Noor Adabachi - Set Design
Dan Cantrell - Composer
Beth Hersh - Lighting Design
Freya Prowe - Collaborating Visual Artist
Martha Stookey - Costume Design
Grisel Torres - Stage Manager
Alec White - Production Manager
FoolsFURY Artistic Directors
*denotes foolsFURY company member