Rabih Mroué

Riding on a CloudJan 28-Jan 30, 2016

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$25 week of show • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Main Stage

“…emotionally moving and bristling with intelligence, its story is both intensely personal and utterly universal.” — Daily Star (Lebanon)

Thu – Sat | Jan 28 – 30 | 8pm
Sun | Jan 31 | 5pm

As a young man in the Lebanese Civil War, Yasser Mroué suffered a head injury which made it impossible for him to connect photographic images with their real-life counterparts. How do you make sense of the world when the mind can no longer understand representation? With DIY videos made by Yasser, voice recordings, poetry, and photographs, Yasser and brother/director Rabih Mroué pry apart the idea of representation. What is “real” and what is imagined? How do we construct our own reality?

In Arabic with English surtitles.

I deal with the audience in an equal way, in the sense that they know as much as I know.” — Rabih Mroué

Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué is a stage and film actor, playwright, and visual artist. His work blends reality and fiction and is focused on provoking thought rather than providing spectacle. His photographs, videos, and theater pieces have been seen all over the world, including a recent installation at MoMA. Mroué was the winner of the Spalding Gray award in 2010. He was last seen at OtB in 2011 with Looking for a missing employee.

Feb 1, 2016
Bart Ramsey, my date with a stranger for Rabih Mroué's Riding on a Cloud, made a New Year's resolution to more deeply engage with the arts. In the past, he's “been to a few operas and seen the Nutcracker,” but recently, he's been wanting...

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