En août, "Un homme debout" prend son envol vers le Fringe Festival à Edimbourg dans sa version anglaise "A Man Standing" !
Jean-Marc Mahy entered prison at the age of seventeen. He spent nearly 20 years detained, three of them in solitary confinement. On stage with performer Stephane Pirard, Jean-Marc describes the imprisonment, humiliation, isolation and madness that was to come...
A Man Standing is the true story of a man fighting for his life, an honest and passionate testimony made by Jean-Marc with the aim to stop other young men from following his path.
A complex ode to hope and courage that drives us to remain standing, against all odds.
A bold and powerful play..It’s not an easy thing to do, since its all secret. Solitary is what we in the US call a “black site”. It is a hidden world. No amount of monologue, or phony recreations will do the trick of breaking it into open view. This is different. Finally a taste of the real thing.
James Ridgeway, solitarywatch.com
If I have any criticism, it is the account is too short. I wanted to know a lot more about this man and his journey. But for all that, it is a dramatic, highly charged tale, well told .
Eric Allison, The Guardian’s prisons correspondent
Where ? Summerhall (Old Lab) - 1 Summerhall - Edinburgh - EH9 1PL
When ? Exclusive preview 3rd August, 17:25, Show from the 5th untill 14th August, 17:25
in association with Art Happens
"A Man Standing" is featured in the "Ready to Rumble" Belgian Focus
A Man Standing wouldn't have make it this far without and the precious help of Catherine Claes and Valérie Regout, the trust of privates sponsors, and the initiative of the agency Wallonia-Brussels Theatre/Dance with the support of Wallonia-Brussels International and the Walloon Agency.