From acclaimed Quebec writer-director Robert Lepage comes The Andersen Project, a boundary-pushing work freely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's stories "The Dryad" and "The Shadow," as well as anecdotes drawn from the famed Danish author's Parisian travels.
This spellbinding one-man show starring Québec actor Yves Jacques draws on some of Lepage's favorite themes: the juxtaposition of past and present, of Romanticism and Modernism, and of established and underground art forms. In this fascinating piece, Lepage also delves into more personal territories—sexual identity, unfulfilled fantasies, and the thirst for recognition and fame—that derive from Andersen's life and writings, only to serve as a filigree to the modern tale.
"...A theatrical conjurer, whose dazzling shows have captivated audiences aground the world with their mixture of storytelling and stunning imagery." —The Guardian, London on Robert Lepage