Les Hortensias

  • Theater
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.

  • Coproduction
Running time
2 : 20
Main auditorium

from 7 to 40 €



Set designer– Sylvie Orcier / Light designer – Christian Pinaud / Sound designer – François Terradot, Alexandre Koneski / Video – Ludovic Lang / Constructed by Florent Fouquet, Philippe Évrard / Costume designer – Camille Aït Allouache, Sylvie Orcier / Stage management – Florent Fouquet / Assistant director – Sylvie Orcier, Chad

Executive production: Théâtre-Sénart – Scène nationale de Lieusaint
Coproduction: Théâtre-Sénart – Scène nationale de Lieusaint, MC2: Grenoble, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis à Bobigny, Compagnie Pipo, Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre, Espace des Arts – Scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône, Théâtre des Îlets – Centre dramatique national de Montluçon, Théâtre de l’Archipel – Scène nationale de Perpignan, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon

With the support of the Théâtre Firmin Gémier – La Piscine – Châtenay-Malabry, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique
With the artistic participation of the Jeune théâtre national

Bord de scène
jeu. 12 mai après la représentation