“Run our love through the washing machine. Boil it to see if the original colors can come back.” (A. Souchon). For her directing debut, Delphine Bibet delves into the repertoire of French song from the Sixties to today.To these familiar and universal texts she adds extracts from A Lover’s Discourse – Fragments by Roland Barthes.On stage, playing with the resonance between words and music, Delphine Bibet, Thierry Hellin, Catherine Mestoussis and Alexandre Trocki offer lip synching as a cure for the blues of the soul and the heart. As Roland Barthes says “Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire. I enwrap the other in my words, I caress, brush against, talk up this contact, I extend myself to make the commentary to which I submit the relation endure.”
Six actors on the stage and only one solo. There are no leading or secondary roles, but six simultaneous interpretations of the same script. How strictly will each actor comply with the stage directions? Will they allow one another a place in the spotlight? The Script simultaneously focuses on the existential loneliness that you sometimes feel in a group. How is it possible to be so similar and yet live ‘side by side’?
She leaves her husband and her children. He abandons his medical studies regardless of the heavy financial loss. Love at first sight seals the fate of Charlotte Rittenmeyer and Harry Wilbourne as their passion impels them on a road trip that turn into a descent into Hell.“Is a passion experienced like a work of art an exclusive enterprise doomed to fail?” Séverine Chavrier is looking for the answer to that question in her adaptation of William Faulkner’s short story.In a few sensual and all consuming scenes she shows us the wandering and the various stops they make along the way. Be it in Chicago, a cabin in Utah, or finally a bungalow by the sea, Deborah Rouach and Laurent Papot inhabit these doomed characters on their profound but pathetic, hopeless quest. Prisoners of their love they have no choice but to run headlong in this unfathomable flight.