The rivers and the forests

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.

Running time
1 : 15
TNG – Les Ateliers
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Costumes – Christine Brottes

Production : La Manufacture – Centre dramatique national Nancy-Lorraine
Coproduction : Opéra-Théâtre – Metz Métropole, Théâtre de l’Union – Centre dramatique national du Limousin, Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre, Théâtre Montansier – Versailles, La Comédie de Picardie – Amiens

Premiere in January, 16th 2018 at La Manufacture – Centre dramatique national Nancy-Lorraine

Instantané métaphysique : Michel Didym réunit trois comédiens alertes, allègres et brillants dans une des premières pièces de Marguerite Duras, dont la drôlerie et la profondeur n’ont pas pris une ride. La Terrasse

Bord de scène : mer. 7 mars rencontre avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de la représentation