George Dandin or the chastened husband

ou le Mari confondu

By
Molière
Direction
Jean-Pierre Vincent
Performed by
Olivia Chatain*, Gabriel Durif, Aurélie Édeline*, Vincent Garanger*, Iannis Haillet, Élizabeth Mazev, Anthony Poupard*, Alain Rimoux *Troupe permanente du Préau

A rich farmer who emerges from the shadows of the simple lifestyle that has obscured his personality for too long, George Dandin wants to “change his name, become somebody else, become someone, with the result being that he becomes even less of an affirmed individual than he was before”, explains Jean-Pierre Vincent, the author of this play, who adds that Dandin loses his identity, as would sometimes be the case for characters in plays by Molière, and that his piece relates “the descent to hell of he who believed he had reached heaven”, by enriching himself and marrying a young woman with a humble background, but the young lady rebels, leading the couple to conjugal strife. The play consists of three acts that portray the three attempts by the farmer to maintain his trajectory and rule over his household. They lead to three defeats and three humiliations which leave the audience with the impression that it would be better to laugh than cry and the realisation that not only does money not automatically lead to happiness, it can sometimes lead to blind and suicidal madness.

Show
Running time
1 : 45
Locality
Main auditorium
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    Book

    Dramaturgy – Bernard Chartreux / Decor – Jean-Paul Chambas / Costumes – Patrice Cauchetier / Lights – Benjamin Nesme / Sound – Benjamin Furbacco / Make-up – Suzanne Pisteur / Assistant to the director – Léa Chanceaulme

    Production : Le Préau – Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Vire, Studio Libre, Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne – Centre dramatique national
    Executive Production: Le Préau – Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Vire
    With participation du Jeune théâtre national

    Premiere Febuary, 6th 2018 at Préau – Centre dramatique national de Normandie- Vire

    Jean-Pierre Vincent met en lumière la cruauté de la fausse comédie de Molière, George Dandin ou le mari confondu. […] L’atmosphère pourrait se révéler insupportable, sans la rigueur et l’intelligence de la mise en scène de Jean-Pierre Vincent. Sans sa légèreté jusque dans ses moments de tensions les plus terribles. Sans, malgré tout, un amour profond de la petite humanité qui s’en dégage. Sans, enfin, maître exceptionnel dans l’art de diriger les acteurs, de leur laisser défendre leurs personnages, humains trop humains, condamnés à se débattre dans leurs contradictions, pris au piège des règles d’une société imposant sa loi d’airain. La Croix

     

    Une mise en scène subtile et implacable. La Voix – Le Bocage

    Bords de scène : mer. 14 et jeu. 22 mars rencontres avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de la représentation