" Antidote à la mélancolie, cette vitalité joyeuse et conquérante pourrait s’achever par un mot d’ordre : nous sommes toutes des “sarrazines”!” Télérama 

  • Theater
Julie Rossello Rochet
Lucie Rébéré
Performed by
Nelly Pulicani

Writer Albertine Sarrazin, star of French literature.

From prostitution to crime, from being in prison to being on the run, then entering the world of literature, Albertine Sarrazin has crossed all lines and broken all moulds. Born to an unknown mother in Algiers in 1937, she found fame with her book Astragale in 1965, before dying in Montpellier at the age of 29 following a medical error. “I didn’t know about Albertine Sarrazin until Julie Rossello-Rochet introduced me to her”, confides director Lucie Rébéré on the discovery of this volatile woman’s powerful writing. Sarrazine reveals the life story of this intrinsically rebellious individual. Actor Nelly Pulicani brings a down to earth, poetic force to her extraordinary fate. A bathtub. A mirror. A small barred window. A radio set. The music of Patti Smith. Albertine Sarrazin comes and goes before us. She dances, shouts, talks, tells stories. Free and riotous. Always impatient for life. Anxious to find her true place.

Running time
1 : 15

    From 9 to 26 €

    Scenography – Amandine Livet / Artistic collaboration – Lorène Menguelti, Nans Laborde Jourdaà / Light designer – Pierre Langlois / Sound – Clément Rousseaux / Costume designer – Floriane Gaudin
    With the voices of Bouacila Idri, Ruth Nüesh, Mitchelle Tamariz and Gilles David of the Comédie-Française

    Production: La Maison
    Coproduction: Comédie de Valence – Centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche, Théâtre de Villefranche, Domaine d’O

    Home in residence: Théâtre National Populaire, Les SUBS, Les Tréteaux de France
    Thanks to: Maisons Mainou, Résidence suisse de la Fondation Johnny Aubert-Tournier, Association Orpheon, Bibliothèque Armand Gatti, Festival les Nuits de L’enclave, L’enclave des papes
    With the support of the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, de la DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et des Fonds d’aide à l’accessibilité du spectacle vivant de la DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    Julie Rossello-Rochet and Lucie Rébéré are associated artists of the Théâtre de Villefranche.