Clôture de l’amour (TG2 and Pascal Rambert, France):
Sept 28 & 29 - Samuel Beckett Theatre
'Rambert has achieved a masterstroke by delivering a resolutely contemporary text, but with classical resonances.' - Les Echos
Clôture de l’amour presents a couple in the final stages of a broken relationship.
Pascal and Audrey face one another. They could be actors in a rehearsal room, or opposing pieces in a chess game, each marking their territory, firing verbal salvoes, their love at its end.
A children’s choir enters midway, their song cutting through the tension before they disappear again.
What is left? What can possibly remain in the wake of the violence of separation?
A hit of the 2011 Festival d’Avignon, Clôture de l’amour won the French Drama Critics’ Association Award for Best New Play and has since had productions in over a dozen countries, from China and the USA to Russia and Brazil.
Created by an artist at the vanguard of French theatre and performance, this is an intense and raw investigation into the nature and purpose of human relationships.
Performed in French, with English surtitles. Contains strong language and nudity.
Cast and Creative Team:
- Conveived and Directed by: Pascal Rambert
- Cast: Audrey Bonnet, Pascal Rambert
- Design: Daniel Jeanneteau
- Music Arrangement: Alexandre Meyer, from the song ‘Happe’ (Alain Bashung – Jean Fauque), with the approval of Barclay / Universal © edition
- Lighting Design: Pascal Rambert, Jean-François Besnard
- Artistic Collaborator: Thomas Bouvet
Production: Théâtre de Gennevilliers centre dramatique national de création contemporaine. Co-production: Festival d’Avignon and Théâtre du Nord.
With the support of the Ile-de-France regional council, the city of Gennevilliers and the cultural services of the city of Gennevilliers.
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