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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

[ Original piece ]

la fuite ! БЕГ

[a comedy in eight dreams]
Mikhaïl Boulgakov
adapted, directed, (decor & costumes) by Macha Makeïeff

with Karyll Elgrichi, Vanessa Fonte, Alain Fromager, Samuel Glaumé, Pierre Hancisse, Sylvain Levitte, Thomas Morris, Salomé Narboni and Noémie Labaune [alternately], Emilie Pictet, Pascal Rénéric, Geoffroy Rondeau, Vincent Winterhalter lighting Jean Bellorini with the collaboration of Angelin Preljocaj russian language consultant Sophie Bénech sound Sébastien Trouvé hair & make-up Cécile Kretschmar assistant director Gaëlle Hermant Lighting assistant Olivier Tisseyre costume and workshop assistant Claudine Crauland stage design & props assistant Margot Clavières stage hand Clémence Bézat iconography & video Guillaume Cassar set construction Ateliers du TNP Villeurbanne production La Criée - Théâtre National de Marseille coproduction Théâtre Gérard Philipe - CDN de Saint-Denis

Discover the writings of the great poet through the moving staging of Macha Makeïeff. An unhinged and astoundingly prophetic saga.

At dusk, with the onset of nightfall, dreams take shape. Macha Makeïeff swathes the hard-hitting text of the Great Russian poet in her imaginary, dream-like, musical vaudeville, set in 1920’s Russia ...a country plunged into civil war. With its wonderful aura of madness and the fantastic, the play vibrates to the beat of a comedic tempo. Against an enchanting backdrop, wild dreams narrate the humorous adventures and personal exile of thirty characters, from Sebastopol to Constantinople: stunning women lost in warfare, a crazed officer who sings Tchaikovsky, a tormented drug-addicted General, a ghostly Officer-in-Chief….
So many feverish, exalted heroes whose hearts have been probed by the great Boulgakov. The director, who draws on her own roots for inspiration, marvellously recreates the sense of nostalgia and revolt of the characters. This is an impressive troupe of actors and singer-musicians and one that totally grasps the essence of this eccentric and deeply relevant epic.
Pierre Brasseur Hall 3h05 including interval
  • november
  • tue 7 8pm
  • wed 8 8pm
La Fuite
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