BEN OKRI

Ben Okri’s new play, ‘Madame Sosostris’ in Lausanne

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Madame Sosostris

Ben Okri, Nigerian-British writer, winner of the 1991 Man Booker Prize, offers a comedy about the mysteries of the human heart. This unique piece, presented here as a world premiere, invites spectators to a masked ball of broken hearts.

Clairvoyant Madame Sosostris, a character inspired by TS Eliot’s poem The Wasteland is announced that evening to advise guests on their future. Roxane Fuschetto translated the piece as part of the literary translation specialization program, supervised by the CTL. She will discuss with the author and the director the issues of theatrical translation, humor and working with actors.

Playing at the Pulloff Theaters , Rue de l’Industrie 10 , 1005 Lausanne on 02/12/20 –

Tickets:

www.pulloff.ch

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