Riding on a Cloud

Curated and Presented by The Theatre Centre as part of Progress

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
January 14 – 16, 2016

Tickets: Regular $25 | Student/Senior/Arts Worker $20
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“Riding on a Cloud is an accomplished piece of theater, at once emotionally moving and bristling with intelligence, its story both intensely personal and utterly universal”
- Daily Star, Lebanon

Rabih Mroué investigates the personal and political legacy of conflict and trauma in Riding on a Cloud. Intertwining fiction and non-fiction, his brother Yasser Mroué appears on stage as himself, recounting memories from his experience of being shot in the head during the Lebanese Civil War. Suffering from aphasia, Yasser was left with the ability to recognize people and things in front of him, but not in images. On his doctor’s advice, Yasser created videos as therapy, in an attempt to recover his understanding of the relationship between reality and representation. Yasser’s videos fuse with his recounted memories on stage to offer a captivating reflection on the nature of storytelling.

Here for 3 shows only, after acclaimed performances at the MoMA in 2015, don’t miss the chance to see this powerful piece of theatre from internationally lauded performer, visual artist, director and playwright Rabih Mroué. This is the first stop on a North American tour co-presented by The Theatre Centre, The Walker Art Center, PuSh Festival, and On The Boards.

Performed in Arabic with English surtitles.

Written & Directed by: Rabih Mroué
Performed by: Yasser Mroué
In collaboration with: Sarmad Louis
Assistant: Petra Serhal
English Translator: Ziad Nawfal

Thursday, January 14 – 7:00PM
Friday, January 15 – 7:00PM (Post-Show Talk)
Saturday, January 16 – 7:00PM

Friday, January 11 – 11:00AM
$5 for Frittata and a coffee
In The Theatre Centre Café/Bar
For more info click HERE

Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented by the SummerWorks Performance Festival in partnership with The Theatre Centre. The festival is collectively produced by a series of Toronto-based curating companies, operating within a contemporary performance context.