Worldwide sensation, Bigmouth, explores the manipulative power of words. Speeches throughout history have attempted to exhort masses to rebellion or to war; to raise the dead, praise the dead, or to comfort their families. Brace yourself for an exciting evening of startling intensity as Belgian artist Valentijn Dhaenens expertly interprets fragments of speeches from Socrates to George W. Bush, including (among others) Martin Luther King, Josef Goebbels, Robert Kennedy, JFK, Muhammad Ali and Osama bin Laden. Shifts in tone, accents and languages convey the potency of the words spoken, shouted, and whispered. Don’t miss this internationally acclaimed event!
Performance Run Time: Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
There will be an Insight Preview before the performance.
Insight Preview Speaker: Lisa Biggs PhD, Assistant Professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
Location: Christman Lounge
There will be an After Chat following the performance.
After Chat Speaker: Valentijn Dhaenens (performer: BIGMOUTH)
After Chat Moderator: Bert Goldstein, Director of the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center
Time: 10 minutes following the performance
Location: Inside the Pasant Theatre