Philippe Quesne

The Afternoon of the Moles

Part of the festival “The Mole Keeps on Digging. Animals / Politics / Performance”


ca. 60 min.

All children are invited to get in touch with a new species of moles that dwell in their subterranean retreat, waiting for their audience. Blindly but persistently the seven giants struggle with everyday life, and in their big mole-world on stage do whatever seems fun. Director and set designer Philippe Quesne, a master of the magical and the bizarre and a regular guest at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in this afternoon version of “The Night of the Moles” opens the gates to the underworld especially to young people.


  • Past
    Thu 28.9.2017, 12:00 / HAU2


Production: Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre dramatique national mit Unterstützung der Fondation Hermès im Rahmen des Programms “New Settings“.

Co-Production: steirischer herbst (Graz), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, La Filature – Scène nationale (Mulhouse), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.), Théâtre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Centre d’art Le Parvis à Tarbes, NXTSTP with the support of the European Union’s Culture Programme.

Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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