based on Feu la mère de Madame, On purge bébé !,
Léonie est en avance, Mais n’te promène donc pas toute nue !,
Cent millions qui tombent by Georges Feydeau
Adapted & directed by Georges Lavaudant (also lighting)
With Astrid Bas, Olivier Cruveiller, Benoit Hamon, Marie Kauffmann, Manuel Le Lièvre, André Marcon, Irina Solano, Marie Vialle drama Daniel Loayza decor & costumes Jean-Pierre Vergier costume assistant Géraldine Ingremeau sound Jean-Louis Imbert make-up, hair & wigs Sylvie Cailler, Jocelyne Milazzo choreography Francis Viet with the assistance of Darrell Davis artistic collaboration Moïse Touré assistant director Fani Carenco stage construction Ateliers de la MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis - Bobigny production Compagnie LG théâtre, Odéon - Théâtre de l’Europe - Paris, Théâtre de l’Archipel - SN de Perpignan with the artistic participation of Jeune Théâtre National agent La Compagnie des Petites Heures
Georges Lavaudant achieves the remarkable feat of offering his audience five “Feydeau” in just one evening. He concocts a savagely funny, behind-closed-doors view of a bourgeois couple worn down by the ravages of time. The scenes are punctuated with an air of madness that mocks everyday intimacy: a husband disguised as the Sun King; a woman in her nightie; a constipated baby; the cravings of a pregnant woman; demanding valets… The rest is the stuff of a razor-sharp tongue, flamboyant characters and hilarious, petty games that slowly build to the final explosion. In a household buffeted by psychological duelling, everyone is trying to save his or her own skin.
There is no love left. It’s time for levity to add a burlesque flavour to the final throes of these broken relationships. In between the jazzy and mambo dance interludes, we laugh a lot - sometimes on the other side of our face. The stage space with its splendid decor of a grand hotel is totally in tune with the virtuoso performances of the actors.
It is with virulent and absurd jubilation that the playwright first brings to life and then pillories the thousand-and-one false pretensions of the Bourgeoisie. Gilles Renault, Libération
- wed 14 8pm
- thu 15 8pm
- fri 16 8:30pm
- sat 17 8pm
- sun 18 3pm