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Andromake

Venues|Dates

Théâtre de La Madeleine de Troyes

22 Jan. 2013

  • 20H30
Théâtre Louis Jouvet de Rethel

05 Feb. 2013

  • 20H30

Racine | Jon Fosse | Jean-Marie Lejude

Andromake

Presentation

In 1941, after being injured, a young Norway girl starts speaking her own tongue with such a strong German accent that she is suspected of being a spy. Andromake’s protagonists too have been injured in one way or another, and Jon Fosse gets a sneaking pleasure in making them lose their way within their own words. Suffering from this foreign accent syndrome, they could say, echoing Peter Turrini in I am too many people, “I am too many tongues.” Through a skilful destructuration by Jon Fosse, archaeologist of the soul, the Andromaque by Racine transforms into an Andromake, a text that breaks with the past by giving up versification in order to draw a bridge between the classical and the contemporary – like an extended hand in which passion defies all failures to grasp.  On stage, eight characters, two tongues, and only one language: that, uneven, of Love.

Cast

Text : Jean Racine, Jon Fosse

Stage direction : Jean-Marie Lejude

Cast : Chad Chenouga, Catriona Morrison, Pierre Olivier Mornas, Gisèle Tortérolo, Hoang Lam-Tung, Nguyen Vinh-Xuong, Pham Ngan-Hoa, Phung Khanh-Linh

Scenography, lights and video : Thierry Vareille

Sound and video : Pierrick Aubouin

Costumes : Théâtre national du Vietnam

Stage direction assistant : Marine Mane

Setting and interpreting : Théâtre national du Vietnam.

Production

Coproduction : Théâtre National de Hanoi, Centre culturel français de Hanoï, Ambassade de France, Théâtre Paul Eluard de Choisy-le-Roi

With the support of : Ministère de la culture et de la communication — DRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Conseil général de la Marne.

  • © Thierry Vareille
  • © Thierry Vareille
  • © Thierry Vareille
  • Théâtre Louis Jouvet de Rethel - 5 février 2013 / Crédit Jean-Philippe Mazzia