Theater

Quartett

 
 
Nov 4—Nov 14, 2009
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 45min, no intermission
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $25, 45, 65, 75
 
 
 
 
 
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By Heiner Müller
Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
Conceived and directed by Robert Wilson
Music by Michael Galasso

"...a towering figure in the world of experimental theater... Mr. Wilson is a paradigm of precision."
—The New York Times

Vindication and malicious intents have never been more rapturous than in director Robert Wilson's  Quartett. Written by German playwright Heiner Müller (as a highly condensed adaptation of the 18th-century French novel  Les Liaisons dangereuses), this work is an extraordinary expression of innocence lost.

The incomparable French actress Isabelle Huppert (I ♥ Huckabees 8 Women The Piano Teacher) is the toxic Marquise de Merteuil, seething with fury opposite her perverse partner in crime Valmont, played with marvelous physicality by Ariel Garcia Valdès. As Wilson unfurls his stylized choreography and tableaux motifs with stark sounds and saturated colors, he transforms every calculated movement into gorgeous and provocative studies of character.

Set and lighting by Robert Wilson
Translated by Jean Jourdheuil and Béatrice Perregaux
Costume design by Frida Parmeggiani
Co-direction by Ann-Christin Rommen
Lighting design by AJ Weissbard
Make-up design by Luc Verschueren
Scenic design by Stephanie Engeln

Co-produced by La Comédie De Genève and Théâtre du Gymnase/Marseille production.

In French with English titles