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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice

pur présent



with Dali Benssalah, Nâzim Boudjenah of the Comédie-Française, Joseph Fourez, Guilhem Fabre [piano] script based on an idea by Pierre-André Weitz assistant director Neil-Adam Mohammedi production Festival d’Avignon co-production Teatro Nacional D.Maria II - Lisbonne. with the kind permission of Guillaume Bresson represented by the Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Paris / Bruxelles © Martin Müller. The show was created in July 2018 at the Avignon Festival. text published by Actes Sud-Papier

Nothing pompous here: the director captures the essence of Greek tragedy with sobriety and precision. Revolving around current themes, three works of the ancient playwright are chosen to explore conflict between the individual and his surroundings. Are we really free? How can we live, with dignity?
On stage, three actors play various compelling characters that come face to face with extreme situations giving rise to universal conflict. Elaborated around themes dealing with prison or the economy, tragedies don’t necessarily have an unhappy ending. The minimalistic size of the cast encourages deep reflexion in this melange of verbal jousting. A liberating trilogy!

The power of Greek tragedy brought to life by the talented Oliver Py who delivers a streamlined piece on human dignity in the face of misery. An intimate, modern and unforgettable Aeschylus.

« In these three short plays, a trinity of splendid and daring actors - Dali Benssalah, Nâzim Boudjenah Joseph Fourez – play various characters and with astonishing simplicity, pronounce a fundamental truth, the feverish verb of the tormented poet who often takes the guise of Olivier Py. Pur présent is a crying out – or a prayer? – in three self-determining or possibly independent acts. Three men – an imprisoned gang leader, a chaplain, a financial magnate – brutally dismantle the violence and distress in today’s society… we are pleased, over and over, that such ambition, such madness, such ethical imperatives exist on our stages. »
Fabienne Pascaud, Télérama
let’s wake up!
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The 109
estimated running time with intervals | limited seating a show going beyond the theatre walls - the 109, Nice
  • february
  • thu 28 7:30pm
  • march
  • fri 1 7:30pm
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