GISÈLE VIENNE RETURNS TO TALLINN WITH HER NEW SHOW “JERK, THE RADIO PLAY”

Radio House

October 23, 2018 / October 24, 2018

Kreutzwaldi 14

Tallinn

Jerk is an imaginary reconstruction – strange, poetic, funny and somber – of the crimes perpetrated by American serial killer Dean Corll who, with the help of teenagers David Brooks and Wayne Henley, killed more than twenty boys in the state of Texas during the mid-70s.

This show sees David Brooks serving his life sentence. In prison, he learns the art of puppets, which somehow enables him to face up to his responsibility as partner in the
crimes. He has written a show that reconstructs the murders committed by Dean Corll, using puppets for all the roles. He performs his show in prison for a class of psychology students from a local university.

The story, however realist it may be, seems to border on unrealism. The play’s apparent realism stems from its linear narration, as well as from its basic true story and from the trickster-puppeteer’s total identification with the fictive character of David Brooks.

NU Performance Festival 2018 :
GISÈLE VIENNE, PETER REHBERG (Paris, Vienne)
“Jerk, the radio play”
Tuesday 23. and Wednesday 24. October at 7 pm
Radio House (Kreutzwaldi 14, Tallinn)
NB: In English!

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