- Mikhaïl Boulgakov
- Macha Makeïeff
- Performed by
- Pascal Rénéric, Vanessa Fonte, Vincent Winterhalter, Thomas Morris, Geoffroy Rondeau, Alain Fromager, Pierre Hancisse, Sylvain Levitte, Samuel Glaumé, Karyll Elgrichi, Emilie Pictet… et une petite fille (en alternance Sarina Dian Siriczman, Tess Genre, Salomé Narboni)
Boulgakov, a master of comedy and the art of the fantastic, presents Flight: a play in eight dreams, a mystical, deep, drole and hallucinatory stage play. This is a frenetic piece of vaudeville about defeat and exile during the madness of the Russian Revolution. The story is set in 1920, at the end of the civil war and the Bolshevik coup d’état, and during the flight of those who were dubbed the ‘White Russians’. It is presented in the form of eight dreams that oscillate between nightmares and illuminations, and in this situation of mad urgency and the old order in a state of collapse appears a gallery of surprising and original characters, and the desire for revenge, treason, amusing spies and broken hearts all follow in this irresistible pell-mell scramble. In order to write ‘the flight’, Macha Makeïeff immersed himself in his family history and the collective history of exile that still resonates today in this production accompanied by images, music and many surprises.