Richard dans les étoiles

  • Theater
Valérian Guillaume
Performed by
Jules Benveniste, Raphaëlle Damilano, Giulia Dussollier, Lucie Gallo, Amandine Gay, Valérian Guillaume

A social fable which combines everyday poetry with an ode to life in the slow lane. Off the beaten track of our consumerist society.

No-one knows much about Loïc. Only that he makes the best chips in town, between Promod and Easy Cash in the retail park. His food truck has become something of a local legend, and every day hundreds of customers queue up at his counter. Until the day when, at lunchtime, right in the middle of service, the young man decides to stop everything. He lowers his shutters for the last time to become someone else. This event wreaks havoc in the daily routine of the neighbourhood – and even catches the attention of the government…

That someone else is Richard, Loïc’s alter ego, an introvert who cuts loose, deciding to live his dream life by shutting himself off from the world. Here he is played by Valérian Guillaume, whose voice is transformed into prose via his keyboard. Between comedy and absurdity, Richard dans les étoiles opens the way to anti conformism and the idea of breaking away and raises the question of performance and our place in society. What are we worth if we are no longer productive? If we are no longer useful to others?

  • Creation
  • Coproduction
Running time
1 : 20

    de 8 à 26 € 


    text and direction Valérian Guillaumeset designer James Brandily / costume designer Nathalie Saulnier / litterary manager Baudouin Woehl / general management, sound and video Margaux Robin / music Victor Pavel / video designer Pierre Nouvel / lighting designer Sylvain Séchet / assistant director Mégane Arnaud

    Production: Compagnie Désirades
    Coproduction: Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – Scène nationale (dans le cadre des résidences) 

    Supported by: ARTCENA (au titre de l’aide à la création de textes dramatiques), CNSAD (Sciences Arts Recherche Création)
    Valérian Guillaume est artiste en résidence de création et d’action artistique au Théâtre de la Cité internationale, de 2022 à 2025.
    Valérian Guillaume a bénéficié d’une résidence d’écriture à La Chartreuse – Centre national des écritures du spectacle – Villeneuve-lez-Avignon et a reçu le soutien de la Région Île-de-France au titre de la bourse d’écrivain.