Prives de feuilles les arbres ne bruissent pas

"Sous les phrases très courtes, se nichent l’amitié, la condition sociale modeste. La plus belle promesse de janvier." Le Petit Bulletin

    Magne van den Berg
    Pascale Henry
    Performed by
    Valérie Bauchau, Marie-Sohna Condé

    Traduction – Esther Gouarné

    Two women sit in front of their caravan on two plastic garden chairs…

    One morning, two women, Dom and Gaby, are up and about in front of their caravan, a bit earlier than usual on this particular morning. They are expecting visitors between 10am and 5pm, and they have to make a good impression. So here they are, leaping out of bed in a sartorial ballet where stains and snags are piling on the pressure. Dom talks, a lot, which is probably a good thing as Gaby hardly says anything. While rummaging in the cupboard where their few clothes are kept, the discovery of a forgotten parka takes them suddenly back to the moment when Gaby arrived “like a deer run over by a car”.
    A tragi-comic double act with a cutting script, Privés de feuilles les arbres ne bruissent pas is a story from off the beaten track, where writer Magne van den Berg, with language which on the face of it seems trivial, brings to the surface the invisible threads of social relegation and the wounds lying hidden in the bodies of these two heroines. Cut off from the world in the middle of nowhere, Valérie Bauchau and Marie-Sohna Condé transmit a melancholy yet radiant sense of humanity. The story of a friendship. Of an impromptu encounter with things previously left unsaid. You won’t know whether to laugh or cry.


    Running time
    1 : 10

      From 9 to 26 €


      Scenography – Michel Rose / Costume designer – Audrey Vermont / Music and sound – Laurent Buisson / Light designer – Michel Gueldry / Decor – les ateliers de construction de la Ville de Grenoble

      Production: Les Voisins
      Coproduction: Théâtre des Îlets – Centre dramatique national de Montluçon, TMG – Grenoble

      Compagnie en convention triennale avec la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et la Ville de Grenoble et subventionnée par le ministère de la Culture – DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et le Département de l’Isère.
      Pascale Henry is an artist associed with the Théâtre des Îlets – Centre dramatique national de Montluçon.
      Text translated with the support of the Maison Antoine Vitez, Centre international de la traduction théâtrale, et de Dutch Performing Arts.

      Show created on december 8, 2021 at the TMG – Grenoble.