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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

[ Original piece ]

fore !

Aleshea Harris
Directed by Arnaud Meunier

with Preston Butler III, Valentin Clerc, Margaux Desailly, Luca Fiorello, Cordelia Istel, Matthew Kelly, Cemre Salur, Guillaume Trotignon, Maybie Vareilles, Reggie Yip artistic collaboration Nicolas Marie stage design Carlo Maghirang sound Daniel Gower video Eugene Yen costumes Angela Trivino assistant to the director Pauline Panassenko translation assistance Christine Casler, Kenneth Casler scenery & costumes Ateliers de La Comédie de Saint-Étienne production La Comédie de Saint-Étienne - CDN, CalArts Center for New Performance - Los Angeles with the support of l’École of La Comédie de Saint-Étienne, of DIESE # Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, of l’Institut Français and of Ville de Saint-Étienne.
Show in English with French subtitles, displayed on a screen above the stage

Here is a transatlantic exploration of life together, simply brimming with humanity and energy. This vision of the world through young artists’ eyes, takes flight on stage in a way that is both poetic and political!

Intense, contemporary and funny, Fore! Is the fruit of four workshops between the CalArts University of Los Angeles and the Comédie de Saint-Etienne. Under the guidance of Arnaud Meunier and the brilliant young American writer, Aleshea Harris, this international troupe has embarked on an exploration of the values and visions of today’s world.
What makes us a society? Where do our democracies stand in such a “connected” and globalised world, marked by events like 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo in France? Through Orestes and the great characters of ancient theatre, the actors flesh out the play with their own life experiences, becoming the very fibre of this creative performance. The troupe straddles current concerns with all of the vitality of the young and an unshakable will to pull through.
Pierre Brasseur Hall Estimated running time 2h
  • march
  • wed 14 8pm
  • thu 15 8pm
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