by Bush Moukarzel
after Marcel Proust
(with Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin,
T S Eliot, William Shakespeare, Don DeLillo,
Charlie Kaufman and Orson Welles)
It’s human to seek out what hurts us
Souvenir tells the story of a life through a freewheeling exploration of
memory, jealousy and time. Music, magic tricks, goldfish, Shakespeare, Beyoncé,
Bruce Springsteen and Proust collide in an attempt to compress the longest
novel ever written into 55 minutes.
Performed by Bush Moukarzel
With the voices of
Charlotte Moukarzel and Andrew Bennett
Set design Andrew Clancy
Music and Sound Adam Welsh
Light John Crudden
Costume design Grace O Hara
Direction Ben Kidd
Producer Rachel Murray
Spellbinding. Rife with literary allusion, beautiful imagery and evocative writing.
It will stay with me for a very long time.
A hilarious hour-long negotiation with Proust.
Irish Theatre Magazine
Long after the performance ended its meanings were still unfurling
Souvenir opened September 2012 at the New Theatre, Dublin, as part of Dublin Fringe
The Yard, London
Abrons Arts Center, New York
Seoul Performing Arts Festival