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Notre Faust, saison 2

Written and directed by

Robert Cantarella

Notre Faust, saison 2

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Imagine the suspense of a TV series you cannot stop watching, every new episode creating an event you wait for with bated breath… The plot lines weave together love interest, detective stories, political intrigues, financial dealings and family affairs. At the sides of the stage several authors are writing stories in real time, and actors work with the urgency of shooting a film. Notre Faust, saison 2, kicks off afresh, after five breathtaking episodes premiered at the Théâtre Ouvert in 2015. The protagonists return to the stage, to pose questions that are at once protean and immaterial in today’s society: what is evil, temptation or a deal with the devil? With a team of five contemporary playwrights, Robert Cantarella orchestrates this encounter between the stylistic codes of a TV series and a great theatrical myth, in a political gesture affirming the possibility of collective writing. The result is exhilarating, with a certain abruptness and an unfeigned delight in playing with and embracing the variations in rhythm and temporality. Notre Faust, saison 2 exalts in collage-composition, in shocking associations and improbable consequences, in the instability of language and in the friction of rehearsals. A porous and deeply moving work emerges, that diabolically refuses to choose between its intimately baroque tendencies and its resolutely contemporary form.

2 March – 1 April 2017

PREMIERE 2017

Written and directed by

Robert Cantarella

Writers

Stéphane Bouquet, Nicolas Doutey, Liliane Giraudon, Noëlle Renaude, Anaïs Vaugelade

Cast

Nicolas Maury, Rodolphe Congé, Cécile Fišera, Charlotte Clamens, Émilien Tessier, Agathe Bonitzer, Gaëtan Vourc’h, Orphée de Corbière

(further cast announcements to come)

Assistant Director

François-Xavier Rouyer

Set

Élodie Dauguet

Costumes

Constance de Corbière

Lights

Philippe Gladieux

Music

Rébecca Meyer, Alexandre Meyer

Episode performance dates and times

Episode 1: 2-5 March

Episode 2: 9-12 March

Episode 3: 16-19 March

Episode 4: 23-26 March

 

Thursday, Friday 8pm

Saturday 6pm

Sunday 3:30pm

Running time per episode

1 hour

All four episodes back-to-back

29 March – 1 April 7:30pm

Running time for all four episodes

4 hours 20 minutes, including breaks

Auditorium

Salle transformable