“My stated purpose was to wrench theatre out of the realm of psychological speculation, and make our murmuring stages resound with the loud cries that have the power to subdue or to free multitudes of men.” Albert Camus
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*** ENGLISH SURTITLES FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 ***
A dizzying allegory, tinged with fantasy, about totalitarian and corrupt regimes. A modern myth invented by Camus and similar in theme to his novel The Plague. An immersive and compelling work, performed by the renowned Théâtre de la Ville de Paris company.
A theatre company is rehearsing in a peaceful seaside town when one of the actors suddenly collapses: he has the plague. The governor declares a state of siege, and instantly a relentless wave of regulations, checks and persecutions begins to spread terror among the citizens… until Diego, with the boldness of youth, organizes an uprising in the name of freedom. Performed by a powerful chorus of members of the Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, this ambitious staging by Emmanuel Demarcy‑Mota ignites the fiery spirit of resistance.