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2017-18 season

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Kery James
Directed by Jean-Pierre Baro

with Kery James, Yannik Landrein, Jean-Pierre Baro [voice-over] artistic collaboration Pascal Kirsch stage design Mathieu Lorry Dupuy sound Loïc Le Roux lighting & video Julien Dubuc drama consultant Samuel Gallet production Astérios Spectacles coproduction Les Scènes du Jura - SN, Radiant-Bellevue - Caluire-et-Cuire, Le Train-Théâtre - Portes-les-Valence, Maison de la Musique - Nanterre, Pôle-Culturel - Salle de spectacle - Alfortville, L’Atelier à Spectacle – Vernouillet

Here we have social advocacy on the boards, with a legend of French rap. We hear about two versions of France painted by the humanist poet and charismatic musician that is Kery James.

Verbal jousting, humour, persuasive powers….Two budding lawyers tackle a burning question during a debating competition: Is the State alone responsible for the current situation in the suburbs? The talented author and rapper Kery James has constructed his argument as a pacifist mediator with a sharp temper. Opposite him, the other lawyer, Yann, takes up the challenge of this oratorical battle, with panache.
The skills of these two performers and their sense of improvisation, win over the audience who find themselves centre-stage in this gloves-off duel. This fervent manifesto poetically sounds out a double-faceted France, each side unaware of the other or harbouring mutual contempt and whose convergence becomes vital.

The power of the punch is incredible and it’s a standing ovation that not only proclaims Kery the star but also applauds an original and galvanizing speech…here is hope, a reason to live better – together. Philippe Chevilley, Les Échos
Pierre Brasseur Hall Running time 1h15
  • march
  • thu 22 8pm
  • fri 23 8:30pm
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