Trilogy of secrets

[Trilogy of secrets]


from 21 April to 17 May 2020 - Small Theater

The complete Trilogy is performed on Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm

Al Atlal, Song for my mother by Norah Krief

and And why do I have to speak like you? by Anouk Grinberg

and CURTAIN CALL! by Judith Rosmair

Three stories, three actresses, three variations on the theme of tributes, memories and secrets.

[Al Atlal, Song for my mother]

In 2016, Norah Krief sang an extract of Oum Kalsoum’s song Al Atlal as an opening of the show Phèdre(s) directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski.

The experience resonated for the actress like a call, a call to the memory of her own mother, a Jewish Tunisian who immigrated to the Parisian suburbs. She often sang this melody, mythical all over the Middle East.

As an echo to the nostalgia of a lost country and to childhood memories pushed away over time, Norah Krief, accompanied by musicians, pays tribute to her mother, to the uprooted and to their descendants. 

on Tuesdays at 8pm

[And why do I have to speak like you ?]

Accompanied by musician Nicolas Repac, Anouk Grinberg embraces the words of women and men closed up in psychiatric hospitals. While they were interned, these people wrote letters, texts, songs, words of hope, love, confession, reproach, misunderstanding and hopeless dreams. These “outsider art” texts are authentic songs of life.

The voices of these overlooked authors resonate on stage alongside poets such as Henri Michaux or Emily Dickinson through the combined voice and music of an actress and a musician: powerful cries of raw poetry.

on Wednesdays at 8pm

CURTAIN CALL! Is the story of an actress who can’t find sleep on the eve of her opening night. She is about to embody the character of Anna Karenina by Tolstoy but strangely, she receives a whole new version of the text. In her sleepless despair, she drifts through her past, her present and her future.

The character of Anna Karenina takes over, leading her to remember, while reading her deceased mother’s secret diary, the story of her childhood. No, she doesn’t want to die, nor in real life, nor on stage! Yielding to the curtain call, the music becomes her inner voice, her angel and her demon, her driving force.

on Thursdays at 8pm

"And why do..." © Sarah Moon - "CURTAIN CALL!" © Ebby Koll - "Al Atlal, Song for my mother" © Jean-Louis Fernandez
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