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  • by Sénèque

    Thomas Jolly

    Rouen - Avignon

    The subject of Thyestes can offend the sensibility of the youngest. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.

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    Creation 2018

    We draw your attention to the schedule of the show 21:00



    Running time 2h30

  • A savage and supernatural tragedy in which the collapse of humanity takes place under the eyes of the youth.

 

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Presentation

  • Thyestes tells the story of a crime so awful, it reportedly altered the course of the sun's orbit when it heard it. While Atreus reins in peace over Mycenae, his twin brother Thyestes seduces his wife and steals the golden lamb. Atreus's fury leads to a savage vengeance: he feeds his brother his own children's flesh. The tragedy Thomas Jolly has chosen to adapt is Seneca's most extreme, most savage, and the one where the supernatural is most present. Its themes—adultery, theft, infanticide, and cannibalism—are impossible to represent, and the means invented to present them—pain, rage, and harmful intentions—implacable. Doubtless because Thyestes isn't the only victim of this attack that makes even thinking impossible... Atreus's sudden and radical transformation into a monster reflects the collapse of the order of the world. There is no more balance or harmony to be found. All that under the watchful eyes of the future, of “impotent youth faced with the chaos with which they will have to live and grow up.” Thyestes is a way for Thomas Jolly to talk about “the compact of mutual indulgence” which Seneca already defended a few thousand years ago.

    Thomas Jolly
    A child of the theatre, Thomas Jolly made his entrance in Avignon with his adaptation of Henry VI. Well-known for his theatrical series in the Ceccano garden about the history of the Festival for its 70th edition, he has gone from a rising star to an ambitious and popular director in under a decade. His approach to great texts (Shakespeare, Seneca) focuses on the figure of the monster and on the difficulty of representing what cannot be represented, with shows that are extreme both in terms of form and duration. With his company, La Piccola Familia, he sees theatre as a political art and always strives to explore History to question what's at the core of people and, beyond that, of their organisations.

    Seneca
    At once a philosopher and a dramatist, Seneca was also Nero's tutor then adviser, and has had a large influence on western thought. As a Stoic, his philosophy is supposed to bring solace and self-mastery.

  • Distribution

    With Damien Avice, Éric Challier, émeline Frémont, Thomas Jolly, Annie Mercier, Charline Porrone, Lamya Regragui, Charlotte Patel (violoncelle), Caroline Pauvert (alto), Emma Lee, Valentin Marinelli (violons)
    And la Maîtrise populaire de l'Opéra Comique et la Maîtrise de l'Opéra Grand Avignon

    Text Sénèque
    Traduction Florence Dupont
    Direction Thomas Jolly
    Artistic collaboration Alexandre Dain
    Stage design Thomas Jolly, Christèle Lefèbvre
    Music Clément Mirguet
    Lights Philippe Berthomé, Antoine Travert
    Costumes Sylvette Dequest
    Make-up Élodie Mansuy
    Assistanat à la mise en scène Samy Zerrouki


    Production

    Production La Piccola Familia, Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre national de Strasbourg (TNS), La Comédie de Saint-étienne CDN
    Coproduction ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, La Villette (Paris), Théâtre de Caen, La Criée Théâtre national de Marseille, CDN de Normandie-Rouen, Théâtre de l'Archipel Scène nationale de Perpignan, Le Grand T théâtre de Loire-Atlantique, Célestins Théâtre de Lyon, anthéa théâtre d'Antibes, Le Liberté Scène nationale de Toulon
    In partnership avec l'Opéra Comique, l'Opéra Grand Avignon
    With the support of la Région Normandie, du Département de Seine-Maritime et pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon : Fondation SNCF, Spedidam
    With the help des ateliers de construction du Grand T et des ateliers costumes du Théâtre national de Strasbourg
    With the participation of Make Up Forever
    Résidences La FabricA du Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre national de Strasbourg, Comédie de Saint-étienne

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On tour

  • La Rochelle
  • from 31-01-2019
    to 01-02-2019
  • La Coursive
  • Marseille
  • from 28-03-2019
    to 30-03-2019
  • La Criée
  • Perpignan
  • from 27-09-2018
    to 28-09-2018
  • L'Archipel

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