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Obscene Madame D

Theatre Kantanka returns with an immersive adaptation of Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst’s story of woman who decides to live under the stairs.

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Obscene Madame D

Date: 10 Apr 2018

Theatre Kantanka returns with an immersive adaptation of Hilda Hilst’s Obscene Madame D, the first novel by the acclaimed Brazilian author to be translated into English.

Its focus is a 60-year-old woman who decides to live under the stairs. In her diminutive space, Madame D – “D” for dereliction –  relives the perplexity of her recently deceased lover who cannot comprehend her rejection of common sense, sex, and a simple life, in favour of metaphysical speculations that he supposes to be delusional and vain.

For this daring new staging, the audience wears wireless headphones to directly inhabit the psychological landscape of Madame D, portrayed here by Katia Molino.

Obscene Madame D also plays at 107 Projects, Redfern, May 23 – 27.

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