After 2 sell out Chapter co productions (Heart Of Darkness and Rude) Give It A Name is back with an immersive 1970's Parisian spy thriller, based on Harry Mathews' autobiographical novel.
Mathews was the only American member of the infamous OuLiPo, and a lot of people in Paris believed he was CIA. In 1973 he decided to play them at their own game. Truth was the first casualty. Some say he was terminated with extreme prejudice.
Harry Mathews' My Life In CIA is a grand conspiracy of poetic subversion, a cinematic fantasy, and quite possibly true. This performance takes the form of a promenade through Cardiff City Centre, as if it were both Paris and Milan in 1973. A world populated by remarkable artists, beautiful women, political activists, double agents, improbable coincidences, dubious truths and cold war paranoia. The evening begins in Le Monde Restaurant and pursues its inventions to a dramatic finale in the hidden recesses of St David's Hall.
Coproduction by Give It A Name Theatre and Chapter, with support from Arts Council Wales, St David's Hall, Sherman Cymru and Le Monde
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