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Saison 2018-19

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[business in venice] WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | ADAPTATION & TRANSLATION VANASAY KHAMPHOMMALA | DIRECTED BY JACQUES VINCEY

with Quentin Bardou*, Jeanne Bonenfant*, Alyssia Derly*, Pierre-François Doireau, Théophile Dubus*, Thomas Gonzalez, Anthony Jeanne*, Jean-René Lemoine, Océane Mozas, Jacques Vincey set designMathieu Lorry-Dupuy lighting Jérémie Papin costumes Virginie Gervaise wigs and make-up Cécile Kretschmar sound and music Alexandre Meyer, Frédéric Minière video Victor Égéa assistant director Théophile Dubus production Théâtre Olympia - CDN de Tours with support from dispositif Jeune Théâtre en Région Centre-Val de Loire.
*actors of the Jeune Théâtre en Région Centre-Val de Loire

In the middle of the Venice carnival, Antonio, dressed up as a melancholic Superman has to pay back the pitiless businessman Shylock for money he has borrowed. If he does not pay him back in time, the latter will take a pound of flesh as compensation. In the meantime, the young Bassanio is also looking for funds to seduce a rich heiress dressed up as a Barbie doll.
With its airs of societal comedy, this is well and truly the most bitter of the great playwright’s works. Jacques Vincey serves up dark humour and derision in this highly relevant adaptation that shows a world where everything is for sale, even human relationships. Set in an aesthetic that crosses cartoon, pop art and the game show, the intrigue takes place in a consumerist and intolerant kingdom up until the unlikely happy ending where we don’t know exactly who wins: love, integrity or self interest.

Jacques Vincey revisits Shakespeare’s comedy and cavorts a-top the powder keg of an economy on the verge of exploding. Royally contemporary!

« At a time of globalisation, flows of migrants and the rise of extremism, Jacques Vincey stridently and necessarily asks the question: what value do we attribute to human existence? Taking the issue head on, he draws from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and brings forth an unparalleled vision that ferociously sinks its teeth into current affairs. »
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  • april
  • fri 12 7:30pm
  • sat 13 7:30pm
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