Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
! Suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19 !
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel play their legendary benefit concert in Central Park New York for the overwhelming rise of more than 500,000 fans. The evening will go down in history books as a musical feast of friendship, solidarity and charity.
The double-album Simon & Garfunkel Live in Central Park enters the De Proost home and causes the fiercest quarrels between two sisters. Who owns the record? Can one sister decide who can listen and when?
Kristien De Proost discovers that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have been avoiding each other for years. What’s more, they had already split up at the time of their legendary concert in Central Park, and could no longer see or smell each other. But the show had to go on. Shocked by this information, Kristien De Proost decides to incorporate this trauma into a new project.
#Metoo and decolonisation dominate the debate in the arts and scream for new nuances.
White theatre maker and actress Kristien De Proost invites black theatre maker and actress Bwanga Pilipili for the ultimate re-enactment of Simon & Gar-funkels live concert in Central Park New York.
Who plays Art and who plays Paul? Will Bwanga and Kristien survive the confrontation with the two immortal musicians? Together? Will they stand up to the legendary concert? Is the audience getting value for money or not? Will we all make it to the last song? And are there winners and/or losers at the end?
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me will be a performance about rivalry in all its forms. Live versus tape, woman vs. man, black vs. white, Europa vs. America. Over bridges and turbulent water. About feelin’groovy. About boxers, hometowns, old friends and the 50 ways to leave your lover. But most of all about the right to keep singing what you want to sing.