AUGUSTE AND THE MOON
FYFE HALL AT THE TRINITY CENTRE 2016
"It was immense!"
"Intriguing, captivating and very emotional."
An adaptation of Henry Miller's The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder. The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, according to Miller, is his only composition to draw inspiration "from the blue". The complex story follows the journey of Auguste, the famous clown who finds nothing easier than to make his audience laugh, but suffers dissatisfaction night after night. Through his performance, instead he seeks more, stopping at nothing less than attempting to bestow a lasting joy to his audience. It intricately explores the nature of work, the essence of happiness, and the longing to shake free of everyday life and to find something more.
This short story has been adapted by Up The Ante, who have developed the peice attentively using their explorative approach. Auguste and The Moon is a contemporary piece that melds physical theatre, improvisation and clowning with media and composition.
Directed by Eduardo João Gama.