Season 3 October 20-30th 2011

Please Kill Me

Sunday, October 23rd   |   6:30pm   |   Performance   |   The Invisible Dog Art Center
Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center and Les Subsistances
Adaptation, conception and staging: Mathieu Bauer / Composition and musical adaptation: Sylvain Cartigny / Based on Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
Featuring : Actors and singers Kate Strong, Matthias Girbig / Music : Mathieu Bauer (drums, marimba, cimbalom), Lazare Boghossian (piano, sampler), Sylvain Cartigny (guitars, bass, banjo)  – Video: Stéphane Lavoix / Lights: Jean-Marc Skatchko / Sound: Dominique Bataille /  Produced by Sentimental Bourreau, Les Subsistances (Lyon), CDN de Montreuil (creation) and the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (renew) / Supported by SPEDIDAM / Special thanks to Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, Allia publishing and Riverside Literary Agency

Please Kill Me - the book - is the result of hundreds of hours of interviewing the creators of American punk rock music: it is a tragicomic immersion into the lives of the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, the Ramones, the MC5, the New York Dolls, Richard Hell and others.
Please kill me - the show - (re)embodies these voices and destinies. Five musicians and singers, voices, guitars, drums and keyboards, tackle these interviews and a dozen of classics of punk music. Shifting from crazy anecdotes to iconic songs, the performance is moving, endearing and funny. Far from indulging in nostalgia, the show recalls this radical epic to our memories and conveys its sheer energy...sometimes verging on desperation
Tickets: Free
Please Kill Me

Matthias Girbig and Kate Strong

© Pierre Grosbois

Kate Strong and Matthias Girbig

© Pierre Grosbois

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”  Isaac Newton