- Jean-Michel Ribes
- Performed by
- Didier Bénureau, Romain Cottard, Manon Chircen, Charly Fournier, Annie Grégorio, Jean Joudé, Alice de Lencquesaing, Philippe Magnan, Marie-Christine Orry, Stéphane Soo Mongo
A piece set “in twelve apartments, with a building manager on the stairs and a road at the front”, Jean-Michel Ribes’ latest trip into the absurd portrays modern society with all the mischief and sense of the grotesque that have made his work so successful.
In Opiate ’67 in 1963, Italian director Dino Risi created nineteen brutal yet playful sketches depicting the pettiest acts and dirtiest deeds of the society around him. Today, with J’habite ici, writer and director Jean-Michel Ribes is following in the filmmaker’s footsteps. The director of the Théâtre du Rond-Point has created a comedy composed of a succession of farcical scenes, in a performance which peruses our era, winding its way between set moralities and acts of joyful audacity.
Thirty-six characters played by ten actors give us a glimpse into a building which is not quite like the rest. Between these walls, under the watchful eye of a flamboyant caretaker, is a procession of women and men of every political persuasion, from every corner of society. In the entrance hall, inside the apartments, in the car park, in the lift… J’habite ici searches for fresh air amidst a confusion of convictions and a tangle of strange ideas. The only emergency exit is through a deranged comedy which is constantly pushing the boundaries of farce.
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