• Creation
Tracy Letts
Emmanuel Daumas
Performed by
Audrey Fleurot, Thibaut Évrard, Anne Suarez, Igor Skreblin, Emmanuel Daumas

Canceled show / Coronavirus information
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement to ban gatherings of more than 100 people in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, we are called to cancel all representations and demonstrations in the Célestins until further notice.

Paranoid schizophrenia? A science-fiction conspiracy? Director Emmanuel Daumas flings Audrey Fleurot into the troubled waters of passionate love.

Emmanuel Daumas stages the play by US author Tracy Letts, in which Peter, a Gulf War veteran, is convinced that insect larvae have been implanted under his skin. Obsessed by what he believes to be an international conspiracy, he falls in love with Agnes, a lonely, fragile dancer met in a bar. He pulls her with him into a headlong rush, in which passionate fusion and conspiracy theory are intertwined.
Are these the ramblings of a vulnerable mind or is it a global conspiracy? Bug is a theatrical world consisting of illusions, enigmatic acoustic panoramas and disruption to our senses. A world in which we can see the unseen, feel what escapes us and hear and believe what others hear… United against the world, Peter and Agnes join together to face up to the external forces they fear. They move forward hand-in-hand to the culmination of their love and their ultimate fate.

Running time
1 : 20
Main auditorium

    from 9 to 40 €



    SHOW NOT RECOMMENDED under 15 years old

    Spectacle Focus


    French text – Clément Ribes / Light creation – Bruno Marsol / Scenography and costume designer – Katrijn Baeten, Saskia Louwaard / Music – Gérald Kurdian

    Original production: Off-Broadway (Scott Morfee, Amy Danis et Mark Johannes)
    Production: Les Petites Heures – La Scala-Paris, La Petite Compagnie des Feuillants
    Coproduction: Le Parvis – Scène nationale de Tarbes, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume – Aix-en-Provence

    “Audrey Fleurot cède à ses démons. S’emparant avec son ami et complice, le metteur en scène Emmanuel Daumas, du texte de Tracy Letts sur le syndrome post-traumatique des vétérans de guerre, la comédienne irradie la scène et entraîne un public conquis dans des dérives complotistes à faire froid dans le dos”. L’Œil d’Olivier

    Bord de scène : rencontre avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de la représentation du mer. 18 mars