Remember a life without smartphones or tablets? When mail meant a handwritten letter and you planned a trip with a map not an app? We’re saying goodbye to paper in our lives and it’s happening so fast we’re not stopping to think about its significance.
Enter Russian poet, playwright and theatre director Evgeny Grishkovets with his charming one-man show that gives paper, and everything it represents, a proper send off.
Sitting at a desk surrounded by an old, ramshackle typewriter, books and stacks of paper Grishkovets delivers a passionate and hilarious monologue about the unavoidable disappearance of words such as ‘telegram’ or ‘manuscript’. He recalls childhood memories that would not have happened without ink stains or blotting paper and savours feelings that only come with handling a globe or glimpsing the recognisable handwriting of a loved one.
A tender tribute to once everyday things that are quickly becoming history, Farewell to Paper is a funny and poignant look at change in the digital age.
Want to see multiple shows? Purchase this event as part of our Feel Good Pack.
Images: Victor Dmitriev
Tickets from $25 - $55 + BF
A reserve $55/ F $50 / C $53 / S $25
B reserve $36
2hrs no interval
Latecomers not admitted
Cast & Crew
Artist Evgeny Grishkovets
Tour Director Irina Yutkina
Administrator Alina Lunyova
Technical Director Maksim Chepil
Stage Manager Aleksandr Gryzenkov
Lighting Director Konstantin Vyuev
Sound Director Aleksandra Viueva
Translator & Live Interpreter Kyle Wilson
Post Show Conversation
Sat 17 Feb, 9.30pm
Smoke effects, loud sounds
Russian with live English translation
Student Tickets $16
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Farewell to Paper explores concepts of interconnection, sustainability, continuity and change through consideration of the impact of progress on life, language and culture.
Inspired by Farewell to Paper, we’re asking students to pen a letter to ‘What I will miss’ and to send it to us at Perth Festival. A record of a changing world, these letters will be curated, collated and displayed during the 2018 Festival.
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Heath Ledger Theatre
16 Feb - 18 Feb 2018
Fri 16 Feb – 7.30pm
Sat 17 Feb – 7.30pm
Sun 18 Feb – 5.30pm
Heath Ledger Theatre venue information
Captioned Performance 17 Feb
Audio Description 18 Feb
Tactile Tour 18 Feb