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The Other


Written and Performed By Gaël Le Cornec
Directed by Ben Samuels

65 mins in English

Thursday June 7 at 7pm
Friday June 8 at 7pm
Saturday June 9 at 7pm

All performances are at Stage 773
(1225 W. Belmont Ave.)

The Other
The Other



"Unbearably powerful and moving." 

★★★★ The Scotsman

"Stunning. Imaginative, emotionally powerful and aesthetically beautiful." 

★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Unicef estimates 30 million children are fleeing brutal violence, extreme poverty or both today. Like many others, one night, young Mana from the Red-yellow planet, is forced to catch a shooting star to seek refuge elsewhere. During her journey across the universe, imagination is her best defense in the struggle for survival. Will Mana ever arrive to her dreamland, the beautiful blue planet? Embark in a disturbing coming-of-age, twisted fairy tale, darkly-comic adventure-thriller overflowing with poetry, strange creatures and stunning imagery. 

Gaël Le Cornec, French/Brazilian actress, director and playwright. Acting credits include 23 stage productions around the world such as the one woman shows: The last days of Gilda, Camille Claudel, Frida Kahlo: Viva La vida!  Recent credits include “The Semplica Girls” (By Limbik theatre & Laurence Oliver award-winning Bola Agbaje), “Last Chance” (for Good Chance Calais, alongside Juliet Stevenson and Carey Mulligan, Young Vic Theatre) and “Much Ado about Nothing” R&D (Shakespeare’s Globe). Site:


Ben Samuels studied theatre and cultural history at Brown University and trained at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).  He co-created Limbik's first two shows, The Harbour and Ghost Town, and directed their third, The Messenger.  Other directing work includes: Gael le Cornec's Kitchen (Stonecrabs Theatre); The Curious Climb of Cutter Chee (a devised Indian adaptation of Brecht's Arturo Ui).  Ben was assistant Director to Andrew Dawson for Redcape's The Idiot Colony and is associate Director at The University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

Workshop Offering

Create Your Own Solo

Taught by Gael Le Cornec & Ben Samuels

June 7


For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.

Edinburgh Fringe Critics’choice:

Three Weeks Editor’s choice Award 2016

and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression shortlist 2016

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