A provocative internationally acclaimed show is coming to The Cultch this May. La Merda comes to Vancouver as part of an international tour making its Canadian premiere. It is a collaborative production brought to you by Frida Kahlo Productions, Richard Jordan Productions, Produzioni Fuorivia and presented with the Italian Cultural Centre. The show is on a trailblazing sell-out run from shows in Rome, London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, Madrid and Adelaide. La Merda is a rapid fire proclamation mapping the dark and sometimes disturbing train of thought of a young woman obsessed with finding fame at any cost. She sings and howls a stream of consciousness that reveals – with rage and poetry – revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. In a three part monologue, all performed completely naked, Italian actress Silvia Gallerano, rants about and probes the depth of modern society, politics, mental health, female sexuality, and the patriarchy. The subject matter is powerful, angry and brilliant, this is one show we won’t be missing. Tickets start at $20 and are available at The Cultch.
What people are saying about La Merda:
“Extraordinary, uncompromising and entirely unforgettable. Rich, absorbing worlds that suck you in and shake you up, leaving you disorientated, disturbed and exhilarated.” ★★★★ – The Times (UK)
“This is a shocking account of modern society and its pursuit of fame, perfect bodies, patriarchy, courage and need for approval.” – Stage Whispers (AUS)
“Devastating stream of consciousness. One of the most wonderfully full–on performance ever seen.” ★★★★ – Scotsman (UK)
“Not a show. An experience. Absolute. Standing ovations. A must.” – La Repubbica (Italy)
“Brash, brutal, beastly, yet beautiful. Raw, touching, intelligent and mesmerising. Unforgettable.” ★★★★ – The List (UK)