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THE STORY OF THE PANDA BEARS TOLD BY A SAXOPHONIST WHO HAS A GIRLFRIEND IN FRANKFURT

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A flat, a bottle of fine wine, some cigarettes, two people in a bed and nine nights to meet each other.

She can open any door, hear through walls and speak without words. He lives through music. Their story is like no other: witness it and you will be transported… The story of the panda bears… is set on the border between intimacy and isolation, waking and dreaming, light and dark.

Poet, journalist, playwright, philosopher and dreamer, Matei Visniec’s work has been performed in over 20 countries. He is the most performed Romanian playwright. A lover of surrealism and of the theatre of the absurd, in The Story of the Panda Bears… he excels at titillating our imagination, shaking our logic and provoking our consciousness.

Directed by Paul Piris and performed by Géraldine Cottalorda and Adam Hypki

8th – 14th August 2005

For the first time at the Edinburgh fringe festival and in a brand new translation by Claire Doucet and Ian Whitfield.

Supported by the Ratiu Foundation and The Romanian Cultural Centre.



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