Lazarus of the New Testament was presumably the world’s first documented zombie and Jesus’ greatest publicity stunt. The performance picks up the story where Jesus left it: what happened to Lazarus after he was resurrected? What kind of a life is the life after death, and was there ever a life before death?
The Gospel of LAZARUS is a performance project where art encounters science to deal with myths and facts of resurrection. It invites us all to look Death in the eyes – to look in the mirror.
Death is more than a biological event. People fear it, adore it, grieve it and attempt to overcome it. No one seems to understand what is death about. The Gospel of LAZARUS combines drama, puppetry and dance with a scientific base. The piece was produced by Grus Grus Theatre and premiered in Åbo Svenska Teater on September 8th 2017.
From the reviews:
“Grus Grus Theatre explores death through the myth of Lazarus combining their original aesthetics, scientific facts and the mundane… Grus Grus Theatre is one of the groups whose works I always await with great interest and who succeeds to surprise every time. This show, written by Ishmael Falke and Sofia Molin and directed by Falke, is not an exception. Various art fields – including light and sound design – are combined together in a natural and appealing manner, which manages to fascinate both in form and content to the very last moment” – Turun Sanomat
Text: Sofia Molin and Ishmael Falke
Director: Ishmael Falke
On stage: Sandrina Lindgren and sofia Molin
Sound design: Niklas Nybom
Light design: Irene Lehtonen
Puppet construction: Ishmael Falke and Sandrina Lindgren
Scientific consultant: Ilari Sääksjärvi