show by Arthur H and Wajdi Mouawad
from 13 November to 29 December 2019 - Main Theater
from Wednesday to Saturday at 8:30 pm on Tuesday 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:30 except Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 December
Thus it looks like a space shuttle trying to reach the moon: a single degree of error at launch would cause it to pass thousands of kilometres from its destination and here it is thrown into the sidereal darkness towards the most improbable fate. If this is true of ships, it is also true of dreams and ideas, of men and their existence.
Archibald is a popular singer in his late 40’s. He enjoys both the appreciation of the public and respect from the music industry. He also benefits from visibility in most official medias. But just a little less than he used to. He thus, is a singer, on the verge of bitterness, struggling not to give in. When reflecting on his long career, the idea of a celebration sometimes crosses his mind, but his ex-manager has a better idea.
Born from the minds of singer Arthur H and playwright Wajdi Mouawad, this tale is one of anguish: how can we free ourselves from this gaze of the world which determines even if it means seeing everything fall apart? Necessarily, this play will be written as a tragicomedy, as inescapably any misadventure undergone by an artist contains a highly comical element.
a show by Arthur H et Wajdi Mouawad
with Marie‑Josée Bastien, Gilles David, Arthur Higelin, Isabelle Lafon, Jocelyn Lagarrigue, Patrick Le Mauff, Sara Llorca
Staging assistant Valérie Nègre
dramaturg Charlotte Farcet
music Arthur H
artistic advisor François Ismert
scenography Emmanuel Clolus
lighting Éric Champoux
costumes Emmanuelle Thomas
hair and make-up Cécile Kretschmar
sound designer Michel Maurer
La Colline - théâtre national
The show Premature death of a popular singer in his prime is offered in audio description - broadcast live by headset - accompanied by a program in Braille and enlarged characters on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 pm.
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