translation André Markowicz
Ed. Les Solitaires Intempestifs
direction Sylvain Levitte
associate director Clara Noël
set design Lola Sergent et Sylvain Levitte
dramaturg Estelle Baudou
lighting design Pascal Noël
costume design Sylvette Dequest
sound design Olivier Renet
make-up, wigs, hair design Cécile Kretschmar
gender consultant Julie Moulier
singing coach Rachel Pignot
company stage manager & lighting Jérôme Delporte
dresser Fabienne Rivier & Sarah Bruchet
stage manager Olivia Morin
sound technician Théo Cardoso
set construction Le Préau - CDN de Vire
Lina Alsayed, Lison Autin, Mégane Ferrat or Olga Amélia Silkina, May Hilaire, Lucile Jégou, Kenza Lagnaoui, Yasmine Nadifi, Julia Roche, Juliette Savary
Running time 2 hours
production compagnie LES CHOSES ONT LEURS SECRETS
coproductions compagnie Jérôme Deschamps, Le Tangram - Scène Nationale d'Evreux-Louviers, La Criée - Théâtre National de Marseille, Le Préau - Centre Dramatique National de Normandie-Vire, le Théâtre Gérard Philipe - Centre Dramatique National de Saint-Denis, le Conseil Départemental de l’Eure, la Région Normandie et le ministère de la Culture (DRAC Normandie).
support L'Étable - compagnie des Petits Champs
with the artistic participation of Jeune Théâtre National, Paris and DIESE # Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes - dispositif d'insertion de l'Ecole de la Comédie de Saint-Etienne.
support MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis et du Théâtre de l'Aquarium for costumes
support and rehearsals at ARTA-Cartoucherie de Vincennes ; Le Volcan, Le Havre ; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS.
Nine actresses shape this great Shakespearian comedy about desire and gender. Who do we fall for, and why? Can we resist our desires? Can we truly hide them?
The plot unfolds in Illyria, a sad, divided kingdom on the Mediterranean coast. On one side is Olivia, who mourns her father and brother, and on the other is Orsino, a powerful man head-over-heels in love with Olivia, who constantly rejects his advances. The kingdom is gradually shrivelling, until a certain Viola washes up on its shores. Shipwrecked on the Illyrian coast, she believes her twin brother died at sea. She dresses as a man and assumes the name Cesario to get into the court of Duke Orsino, with whom she falls deeply in love. Orsino orders her to court Olivia in his place. And so it is Olivia’s turn to fall in love with Cesario-Viola, an androgynous being who fascinates everybody. The perfect love triangle.
Another story is playing out at the same time. Malvolio, Olivia’s devoted servant, hides from the world his profound desire to marry his mistress and reach high office from the world. Seeing that, Toby, Andrew, Feste and Maria seek to drive Malvolio mad, organizing a trap in which Malvolio is humiliated like never before when his desires are laid bare.
Malvolio (Juliette Savary) ©Pierre Grosbois
Antonio (Mégane Ferrat) © Pierre Grosbois
"Methinks I feel this youth's perfections
With an invisible and subtle stealth
To creep in at mine eyes. Well, let it be."
Olivia, besotted with Viola, Act 1, Scene 5
Juliette Savary ©Arnaud Bertereau
Orsino, Sir Andrew
Olga Amelia Silkina
Antonio, Valentin, The fool
Toby, Maria and Andrew (May Hilaire, Lola Roy and Julia Roche) © Pierre Grosbois
March 11 and 12, 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
from March 31 to April 10, 2021
Professional representation on April 10 - 2:30 p.m.
April 21, 2021
Performance canceled Covid-19
May 11 and 12, 2021 - 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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Covid-19 canceled performances
July 5 to 9, 2021
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