- Bertolt Brecht
- Claudia Stavisky
- Performed by
- Philippe Torreton et Gabin Bastard, Frédéric Borie, Alexandre Carrière, Maxime Coggio, Guy-Pierre Couleau, Matthias Distefano, Nanou Garcia, Michel Hermon, Benjamin Jungers, Marie Torreton
In Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht describes a world which spirals into confusion when the established order collapses. Claudia Stavisky directs the troupe in this large-scale production.
It could have been a day like any other, but on this particular day, in the early years of the 17th century, Galileo turned his telescope to the skies and confirmed the hypothesis put forward by Copernicus that the Earth is not in the centre of the universe. This finding shattered the order that had reigned for centuries and the sky was suddenly empty. But where has the God of the Catholic Church gone, ousted from his celestial vault?
In Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht depicts a disoriented society which has lost its certainties overnight. Claudia Stavisky has chosen Philippe Torreton to play the role of the famous scholar. Accompanied by around a dozen other actors (playing over forty different characters), Torreton throws himself wholeheartedly into this fable that intertwines reason and imagination. The head of the Célestins theatre directs a large scale, popular production featuring sensual, organic poetry, a veritable ode to life.