Call Me God: The Final Speech of a Dictator
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John Malkovich defies heaven and earth in a one-man journey to the point where power corrupts absolutely.
A dictator teeters on the brink, and megalomania escalates into full-blown madness. John Malkovich stands alone against the sound of the mighty Union Chapel organ in this astonishing one-man music-drama: an exploration of tyranny in the raw by an actor of unparalleled conviction.
From Nero to Idi Amin, despots have had megalomaniac delusions of divine provenance. Michael Sturminger’s music-theatre piece pits Malkovich against the grandiloquent power of the organ. Organist Martin Haselböck responds with music by Bach, Messiaen and Ligeti: words against music, genius versus delusion, and at its terrifying heart, an actor who spares no-one – least of all himself.
Starring John Malkovich
Written and directed by Michael Sturminger
Organ and musical concept by Martin Haselböck
With additional works by Bach, Franck, Widor, Messiaen and Ligeti
Electronics by Franz Danksagmüller