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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

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BASED ON THE MEMOIRS OF CALEK PERECHODNIK | TRANSLATED BY PAUL ZAWADZKI | ADAPTED BY CHARLES BERLING, SYLVIE BALLUL

with Charles Berling set design Christian Fenouillat music György Ligeti assistant director Léa Ortelli production Le Liberté - Scène Nationale de Toulon. Manuscript source Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.

Two years after arriving in the ghetto, Calek Perechodnik watches his wife and daughter leave. At the time, he doesn’t know they are heading to the death camp in Treblinka. This unlikely survivor escapes and finds refuge in Warsaw. He knows he is condemned but still decides to tell his diary everything. Guilty of having done nothing, having tried nothing, this man who has lost everything explores his inner labyrinth. Where does obedience end and freedom begin? Only his writings survive the war: memories of the Jewish tragedy and a desire to save humanity.
The great Charles Berling transcends this tragic character born from History in a poignant piece that provides us with an essential part of our collective memory.

The tale of a man crushed by the Nazi system in Poland. A real tour de force, Charles Berling offers a form of theatre that is essential, powerful, insightful and highly sensitive.

« Calek Perechodnik’s manuscript is at the Shoah Yad Vashem Memorial in Israel. Charles Berling lends his voice to this mind-blowing testimony, as yet little known to the public. »
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