- Mohamed Rouabhi
- Patrick Pineau
- Performed by
- Louis Beyler, Monique Brun, Ahmed Hammadi-Chassin, Claire Lasne-Darcueil, Aline Le Berre, Djibrill MBaye, Nadine Moret, Annie Perret, Olivier Perrier, Mohamed Rouabhi, Marie-Paule Trystam
Continuing his joint enterprise with Mohamed Rouabhi, director Patrick Pineau presents Les Hortensias, a group performance that portrays all the virtues and hopes of humanity.
Lola, Robert, Sacha, Prosper, Huguette… These retired stage actors know what it is to be in the limelight. Together, they spend their days more or less in peace on the outskirts of a small village, in a former abbey which has been converted into a retirement home: Les Hortensias. This establishment, whose finances are in the red, is single-handedly kept afloat by Marie-Thérèse. Surrounded by her young and enthusiastic staff, the tireless director does everything she can to ensure that this place full of life and memories has a future.
Patrick Pineau has always been fascinated by the art of acting, and his new piece centres around three generations of performers. These actors make Mohamed Rouabhi’s words their own, with all the profound humanity and poetic dignity they demand. Unfolding before us in Les Hortensias is a piece of spoken and physical theatre: a performance for everyone which makes the trivial affairs of everyday life into something precious, joyful, and moving.