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Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Ahmed's comeback © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Presentation

  • Born under Alain Badiou's pen to denounce the tragedies of racism, this modern farce character makes his return here. Wearing his original mask, created by Erhard Stiefel, and inhabiting the body and voice of Didier Galas, he is reunited with those who gave him his humanity for the first time, over a generation ago... As a worthy heir to Scapin, this flamboyant modern servant rejects the models of understanding of this world, our world, which he finds stupefyingly changed by our constant exposure to media. He isn't quite the same himself. He has to learn to reconstruct himself in space, to juggle with modern ideas and with the understanding men and women have of their own time. Nothing can escape the wild flow of his words, full of traps for intelligence, and he seems to be able to find the fun in everything, as comfortable with the idea of transcendence as with his cousin Fatima. Echoing the idea of a play made for an itinerant theatre that addresses its audience directly and with little means, his director says of him: “Ahmed is subversive, he says things as if they were true and laughs at the consequences they have on thought.”

    Didier Galas
    Didier Galas's interest in masks and in the way bodies reveal themselves onstage developed early. For over thirty years, his passion has led him on a journey from the West to the East. A proponent of theatre as an integral part of public life, his approach has found a poetic and political expression in the character of Ahmed. The audience of the Festival d'Avignon will once again be able to experience the complicity between Didier Galas and Alain Badiou in the Ceccano garden with the dramatic series Plato's Republic, performed by non-professional actors from Avignon.

    Alain Badiou
    After studying philosophy, Alain Badiou taught at the secondary school and university levels. A political activist with a passion for theatre, he worked with Antoine Vitez before writing a series of plays, including Ahmed the subtle (1984) and Ahmed philosopher (1995). Badiou also writes novels and essays, and his engagement has led him to take an active part in the field. An avowed disciple of Plato, he published in 2012 Plato's Republic, the product of several years' worth of quasi-daily re-reading and rewriting.

  • Distribution

    Direction Didier Galas
    Text Alain Badiou
    Artistic Collaboration Jean-François Guillon (stage design), Emily Wilson (play)
    Music Joël Grare
    Sound Thibaut Champagne
    Lights Perrine Cado
    Costumes Catherine Sardi
    Mask Erhard Stiefel

    Production

    Production Les Hauts Parleurs
    Coproduction Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre du Fil de l'Eau (Pantin), Le Théâtre de Rungis,
    With the support du Ministère de la Culture Drac Île-de-France et pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon : Adami
    With the help of Théâtre de la Commune (Aubervilliers), La Grange Dîmière Théâtre de Fresnes

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     6 juillet à 20h

    COLLEGE ANSELME MATHIEU / AVIGNON
    16 Avenue Chevalier de Folard, 84000 Avignon

    7 juillet à 20h         

    COMPLEXE SPORTIF JEAN GALLIA, ROCHERFORT-DU-GARD
    1 Avenue du Languedoc 30650 Rochefort du Gard

    8 juillet à 20h        

    MAISONS DES ASSOCIATIONS - MÉRINDOL
    Rue des écoles, 84360 Mérindol

    9 juillet à 20h 

    PÔLE CULTUREL CAMILLE CLAUDEL
    285 avenue d'Avignon, 84700 Sorgues

    12 juillet à 20h        

    SALLE JACQUES BURAVAND
    Place Gilles Leontin,13150 Boulbon

    13 juillet à 20h       

    SALLE POLYVALENTE / SAZE
    Chemin du Stade, 30650 Saze

    14 juillet à 20h30    

    LA BOISERIE / MAZAN
    150 Chemin de Modène, 84380 Mazan

    15 juillet à 20h

    SALLE DES FÊTES LA PASTOURELLE
    Av. du Général-de-Gaulle, 84450 St-Saturnin-lès-Avignon

    16 juillet à 20h

    SALLE ROGER ORLANDO À CAUMONT-SUR-DURANCE
    Place du Marché 84510 Caumont-sur-Durance

    19 juillet à 20h

    COUR DU CHÂTEAU / VACQUEYRAS 
    Place de l'Église, 84190 Vacqueyras

    20 juillet à 20h

    SALLE DES FÊTES- MALEMORT-DU-COMTAT
    Avenue du Docteur Tondut, 84570 Malemort-du-Comtat

    21 juillet à 20h

    BMW MINI – FOCH AUTOMOBILES / AVIGNON
    125, avenue Charles Valente, 84918 Avignon

    22 juillet à 20h        

    SALLE DE SPECTACLE CAMILLE CLAUDEL
    Centre hospitalier Avenue de la Pinede, 84140 Montfavet

    23 juillet à 20h

    ESPACE CULTUREL FOLARD
    677 rue Folard, 84310 Morrière-lès-Avignon

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  • PHILOSCENE - Philosophy and the stage

  • With Alternatives théâtrales and
    l'Écho des planches

    • Site Louis Pasteur Supramuros de l’Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
    • Running time 1h30