Zypher Z.

  • Theater
Munstrum Théâtre
Louis Arene
Performed by
Louis Arene, Sophie Botte, Delphine Cottu, Alexandre Éthève, Lionel Lingelser, Erwan Tarlet et la voix de Judith Chemla

Conception – Louis Arene, Kevin Keiss, Lionel Lingelser

A roller-coaster descent into a “post-apocalyptic” world, Zypher Z. brings us face to face with our own demons. A futuristic allegory on the issue of replication.

With their passion for creating picturesque, dream-like worlds, Munstrum Theatre catapults us into a post-hybridisation society. This is the home of Zypher, one of the last members of the human race. He is married to a fig tree, works for a company run by an elephant, and has slave-robots do his household chores. This trouble-free existence takes an unexpected turn one day when Zypher finds his body wracked by mutations. He gives birth to a peculiar being – a clone of himself that propels him into an unexpected reality.
A futuristic tale with shades of Kafka, Zypher Z. centres around the power of the subconscious. Between laughter and horror, kitsch and sublime, mundane and spiritual.  We are immediately drawn into the half-light of this epic which, although it may be harsh, is also full of hope. Munstrum Theatre faces up to the dread modern man experiences when confronted by the unfolding ecological disaster. The age they are offering to share with us here is one of endless possibilities, limitless dreams.

  • Coproduction
Running time
2 : 05
Main auditorium

from 7 to 40 €


Text and drama – Kevin Keiss / Set designer– Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy / Light designer – Jérémie Papin in collaboration with Victor Arancio / Plastic arts, puppets – Carole Allemand, Louise Digard et Sébastien Puech / Creating masks – Louis Arene, Louise Digard et Carole Allemand / Sound designer – Jean Thévenin assisted by Ludovic Enderlen / Costume designer – Colombe Lauriot Prévost / Choreography – Yotam Peled / Assistant director – Maëliss le Bricon / General technic and stage management – Valentin Paul / Props and sound management – Ludovic Enderlen / Light management – Victor Arancio / Wardrobe woman – Audrey Walbott / Puppets trainee – Ninon Larroque

Production: Munstrum Théâtre
Coproduction: La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse, Le Quai – Centre dramatique national Angers – Pays de la Loire, Châteauvallon-Liberté – Scène nationale, CPPC Théâtre L’Aire Libre – Rennes, Le Trident – Scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Théâtre de Chatillon, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon

With the support of Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Rouen, de la Ferme du Buisson – Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, du Monfort – Paris, du pad – invitation par la compagnie natalie béasse
With the artistic participation of the Jeune théâtre national
Le Munstrum Théâtre is associated to the Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse ainsi qu’au projet du  Quai – Centre dramatique national Angers – Pays de la Loire
With the support of DRAC Grand-Est – Ministère de la Culture, de la Région Grand-Est, de la Ville de Mulhouse

Meet the cast: Thursday 27th after the performance