Iphigénie

By
Jean Racine
Direction
Chloé Dabert
Performed by
Elsa Agnès, Yann Boudaud, Bénédicte Cerutti, Olivier Dupuy, Sébastien Eveno, Anne-Lise Heimburger, Julien Honoré, Arthur Verret

Created for the Avignon Festival in 2018, this contemporary vision of Racine’s tragedy draws on the very source of myth to shine a light into the darkest depths of war and religious fanaticism. In Iphigénie, Jean Racine takes us to […]

Ultra-Girl vs Schopenhauer

Direction
Cédric Roulliat / Compagnie de Onze à Trois heures
Performed by
David Bescond, Sahra Daugreilh, Laure Giappiconi

Lyon-based photographer Cédric Roulliat presents his first creation for theatre: a kitsch, pop-culture glimpse into the fantasy world of a comic-strip superheroine. Lyon. The beginning of the 1980s. Edwige, a young translator, grew up dreaming of super-heroines in American comics […]

J'ai pris mon père sur mes épaules

By
Fabrice Melquiot
Direction
Arnaud Meunier
Performed by
Rachida Brakni, Philippe Torreton, Maurin Ollès, Vincent Garanger, Frédérico Semedo, Bénédicte Mbemba, Riad Gahmi, Nathalie Matter

For his newest creation, Arnaud Meunier brings Rachida Brakni and Philippe Torreton together on stage. A comic and desperate epic loosely based on Virgil’s Aeneid Legend has it that Aeneas fled the ruined city of Troy, carrying his blinded and […]

Logique du pire

By
Étienne Lepage
Direction
Étienne Lepage et Frédérick Gravel
Performed by
Marie Bernier, Philippe Boutin, Yannick Chapdelaine, Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon, Marilyn Perreault

They both come from Quebec. Étienne Lepage and Frédérick Gravel play with our taste for everyday acts of cruelty. Cutting and corrosive. One of their previous plays was called Ainsi parlait – Thus spoke – a nod to Friedrich Nietzsche’s […]

Opening Night

By
John Cassavetes
Direction
Cyril Teste
Performed by
Isabelle Adjani, Morgan Lloyd Sicard, Frédéric Pierrot

This is one of the big events of the season: an open road between theatre and cinema, starring an exceptional actor. Opening Night is mostly known for the film adaptation by John Cassavetes in 1977 starring Gena Rowlands. What is […]

OMG

By
Ioana Pǎun
Performed by
Costi Apostol, Alexandrina Ioana Costea, Abdel Fatahou, Sebastian Marina, Fatma Mohamed, Elena Popa, Paula Rotar

At the point of convergence between drama, social sciences and new technology, young Romanian director Ioana Pǎun explores our connection with reality and the notion of identity. We are as close as possible to the actors, on both sides of […]

Artists Talk

By
Gianina Cărbunariu
Performed by
Ruxandra Maniu, Ilinca Manolache, Alexandru Potocean, Gabriel Răuță, Bogdan Zamfir

She is one of the top names in Romanian theatre. Gianina Cărbunariu presents Artists Talk: a critique, dripping with irony, of artists and their level of commitment in the modern world. In 2014, at the Avignon Festival, Gianina Cărbunariu explored […]

Le faiseur de théâtre

By
Thomas Bernhard
Direction
Christophe Perton
Performed by
André Marcon, Agathe L’Huillier, Éric Caruso, Jules Pélissier, Barbara Creutz

Completely hopeless, wonderfully sarcastic, the great Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard takes a vitriolic look at our petty, tragicomic lives. He talks in digressions, he never stops pontificating. He holds forth on life, on art – as well as on the […]

La Place Royale

By
Pierre Corneille
Direction
Claudia Stavisky
Performed by
Camille Bernon, Julien Lopez, Loïc Mobihan, Renan Prévot, Roxanne Roux, distribution en cours

To the lively and irreverential tune of Tu veux ou tu veux pas, Claudia Stavisky makes the lovers’ breath in Corneille’s piece come in gasps. In the 17th century, Place Royale in Paris was the name given to what is […]

Le Monde renversé

By
Collectif Marthe / Clara Bonnet, Marie-Ange Gagnaux, Aurélia Lüscher, Itto Mehdaoui
Performed by
Clara Bonnet, Marie-Ange Gagnaux, Aurélia Lüscher, Itto Mehdaoui

Four young actors take a fresh look at the myth surrounding witches. A caustic play which lays bare the historical mechanisms of female persecution. Over the centuries, we have portrayed them as poisoners, penis thieves, embryo devourers, lustful old women […]

Anthologie du cauchemar

By
Marcia Barcellos, Karl Biscuit / Système Castafiore
Performed by
les danseurs Tuomas Lahti, Daphné Mauger, Sara Pasquier, distribution en cours

Choreographed scenes, sound installations, visual compositions… The Système Castafiore company explores the phantasmagoria of our dreams in a completely immersive experience. Marcia Barcellos and Karl Biscuit founded the Système Castafiore company in 1990, focusing on setting the creative forces of […]