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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice

[ Original piece ]

la fabrique des monstres

[ou démesure pour mesure]
based on Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
concept Jean-François Peyret

with Jeanne Balibar, Jacques Bonnaffé, Victor Lenoble, Joël Maillard music Daniele Ghisi digital music by Robin Meier, Ircam stage design Nicky Rieti lighting Bruno Goubert costumes Maïlys Leung Cheng Soo, Nicky Rieti assistant director Solwen Duée drama collaboration Julie Valero production Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne coproduction Ircam-Centre Pompidou, L’Hexagone - Scène Nationale Arts Sciences Meylan, L’Estive - Scène Nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège, Le Théâtre de Caen with the support of the MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny - Communauté Universitaire Grenoble Alpes - IDEX Rayonnement culturel social, Spedidam, L'Avant-Scène - the French Theater Workshop of Princeton University's Department of French and Italian.
thanks François Ansermet, Judith Brouste, Denis Duboule, Richard Frackowiack, Alain Prochiantz, Thomas Boccon-Gibod

This is science fiction-based, poetic theatre that brilliantly revives one of the greatest legends of modern culture. Let’s enjoy being scared!

Two hundred years ago, an Indonesian volcano plunged Europe into a sun starved summer. It was against this apocalyptic backdrop and on the shores of Lake Leman amongst her writer friends, that Mary Shelley created one of the last modern legends: Frankenstein. Jean-François Peyret sets out on the trail of the monstrous creature, visualising his four actors locked up in a theatre whilst the world heads for mayhem and the climate goes haywire. Artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation…… Can we really recreate a human brain; invent standalone computers; a creature that can escape the finitude of life? Algorithms run riot, a futuristic music machine becomes uncontrollable……
We enter the monster factory, this strange laboratory where Art and Science are so very capable of spawning the horrific. The intrepid director exposes his theatre to science, poetically questioning our times with humour. For this, he brings together a quartet of delightful actors, including two great figures of French theatre, Jeanne Balibar and Jacques Bonnaffé.
2017-18 season

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la fabrique des monstres
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