Othello

By
William Shakespeare
Direction
Aurore Fattier
Performed by
Cyril Gueï, Marie Diaby, Pauline Discry, Fabien Magry, Vincent Minne, Annah Schaeffer, Koen De Sutter, Jérôme Varanfrain, Serge Wolf

Interweaving inspirations and eras, young director Aurore Fattier immerses William Shakespeare’s tragedy in modern times, creating an erotic fugue in the midst of destiny, desire and beauty. The stage opens onto a Venice Carnival, and an oriental Garden of Eden […]

Les Sorcières de Salem

By
Arthur Miller
Direction
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Performed by
Élodie Bouchez, Serge Maggiani, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Philippe Demarle, Sandra Faure, Jauris Casanova, Lucie Gallo, Jackee Toto, Marie-France Alvarez, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Éléonore Lenne, Gérald Maillet, Grace Seri, Charles-Roger Bour

The Crucible is one of Arthur Miller’s best-known plays; a masterly display of how intolerance and collective blindness can lead to chaos. “The border between reason and madness, between justice and fanaticism is sometimes – and in all ages – […]

Ma petite Antarctique

By
Tatiana Frolova / Théâtre KnAM
Performed by
Dmitrii Bocharov, Vladimir Dmitriev, Tatiana Frolova, German Iakovenko, Ludmila Smirnova

Tatiana Frolova has become a regular at the Célestins and the Sens Interdits Festival over the past few years. Exploring the world of ice, the Russian director has now created a metaphorical, docu-drama that commences in Russia, before opening out […]

Girls Boys Love Cash

By
Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv & Junges Ensemble Stuttgart
Performed by
Jonas Bolle, Jürgen Kärcher, Sarah Kempin, Simon Kubat, Andrea Leonetti, Franziska Schmitz, Ema Staicut

Using performance, video, dance and documentary resources, the German company Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv highlights issues surrounding prostitution. This playful, free-thinking approach questions our consumer society. What is the male/female ratio among sex workers? And among their clients? What is the balance of […]

Peer Gynt from Kosovo

By
Jeton Neziraj
Direction
Agon Myftari
Performed by
Tristan Halilaj, Semira Latifi, Shpetim Selmani, Bujar Ahmeti

Kosovan author Jeton Neziraj has transposed Henrik Ibsen’s poetic farce Peer Gynt into 21st-century Europe. Today, as in the past, this is a story of broken dreams… Peer dreams of a vast, beautiful and radiant place elsewhere, a land of […]

Oreste à Mossoul

By
Eschyle
Direction
Milo Rau
Performed by
Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Susana Abdulmajid, Elsie De Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy

Following a journey through the Kurdish territory of Mosul and Sinjar, Swiss director Milo Rau presents a contemporary version of Aeschylus’ Orestia, performed by Iraqi and European actors. How can divided societies, especially in the Middle East, live in peace […]

Mandelstam

By
Don Nigro
Direction
Roman Viktyuk
Performed by
Igor Nevedrov, Dmitrii Zhoidik, Prokhor Tretiakov, Ekaterina Karpushina, Liudmila Pogorelova

In a play exploring the life story of the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, director Roman Viktyuk intertwines and juxtaposes the paths of freedom of expression and political tyranny. In 1933, on penning a 16-verse poem in which he dared […]

Mary said what she said

By
Darryl Pinckney
Direction
Robert Wilson
Performed by
Isabelle Huppert

Robert Wilson offers Isabelle Huppert the throne of Mary Stuart. The two artists look back on the life and torment of the woman who was both Queen of France and Queen of Scots. Robert Wilson has described actress Isabelle Hubert […]

An Enemy of the People

By
Henrik Ibsen
Direction
Jean-François Sivadier
Performed by
Sharif Andoura, Cyril Bothorel, Nicolas Bouchaud, Cyprien Colombo, Vincent Guédon, Éric Guérin, Jeanne Lepers, Nadia Vonderheyden et Valérie de Champchesnel, Julien Le Moal, Christian Tirole

Public health versus economic prosperity, truth versus manipulation, freedom of thought versus tyranny of the masses; Jean-François Sivadier directs An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. The Stockmann brothers are like two sides of the same coin, as different […]