- Marguerite Duras
- Michel Didym
- Performed by
- Brigitte Catillon (en alternance avec Anne Benoît), Catherine Matisse, Charlie Nelson et le chien Zigou
Marguerite is having fun. Willingly facetious, she likes to turn up where she is not expected, and humour is arguably the most original and unrecognised aspect of Durassian dramaturgy. A rather vulgar man is bitten by a dog that can speak and remember events, and thus it is that misunderstandings result in the anodyne becoming a national catastrophe. An expression of joy, the will to live life to the full, a return to childhood, a rejection of social codes and moral conventions and accepted ways of reasoning, this work expresses the state of ‘happy desperation’ the writer of this play aspires to portray. In choosing to portray the complex nature of his characters Michel Didym has offered us a piece of contemporary theatre in which spontaneity, simplicity and pleasure prevail.