Joël Pommerat

Marius

Theatre
Points communs – Théâtre des Louvrais
novembernov 14 – 16
Scène nationale de l'Essonne – Théâtre de l’Agora
novembernov 19 – 20
MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis
novembernov 29 - december – dec 29
La Merise
decemberdec 12 – 14
La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale – cinéma – centre d’art contemporain
decemberdec 18 – 19
1/3

Creation 2024

1h20

Minimum age 10 years

Prices € 7 to € 30
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Points communs – Théâtre des Louvrais

Thursday november 14

20h00

Friday november 15

20h00

Saturday november 16

20h00

Scène nationale de l'Essonne – Théâtre de l’Agora

Tuesday november 19

19h00

Wednesday november 20

20h00

MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis

Friday november 29

20h00

Saturday november 30

19h00

Sunday december 1

16h00

Tuesday december 3

20h00

Wednesday december 4

20h00

Thursday december 5

20h00

Friday december 6

20h00

Saturday december 7

18h00

Sunday december 8

16h00

La Merise

Thursday december 12

20h30

Friday december 13

20h30

Saturday december 14

18h00

La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale – cinéma – centre d’art contemporain

Wednesday december 18

20h30

Thursday december 19

20h30

A theatrical creation by Joël Pommerat, freely inspired by the play by Marcel Pagnol, in collaboration with Caroline Guiela Nguyen, Jean Ruimi. With Damien Baudry, Élise Douyère, Michel Galera, Ange Melenyk, Redwane Rajel, Jean Ruimi, Bernard Traversa, Ludovic Velon Scenography and lighting design Éric Soyer. Assistant director Lucia Trotta. Assistant director Guillaume Lambert. Technical direction Emmanuel Abate. Technical management associate Thaïs Morel. Costumes Isabelle Deffin. Sound design Philippe Perrin, François Leymarie. Assistant support David Charier. Sound management Philippe Perrin, Fany Schweitzer. Lighting management Jean-Pierre Michel. Stage management Ludovic Velon. Set construction Thomas Ramon – Artom. Props Frédérique Bertrand. Accompanied by Jérôme Guimon from the association Ensuite. 

Production Louis Brouillard Company
Coproduction la MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis ; La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle ; Théâtre Brétigny, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national ; Points communs – Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise ; Printemps des Comédiens ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the support of the Scène nationale de l’Essonne 
This show would never have seen the light of day without the logistical, financial and moral support of its invaluable partners, who made the public performances possible in 2017 at the Arles prison despite all the difficulties involved : the Arles central prison ; Les Hommes Approximatifs company ; Théâtre d’Arles, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – art et création – nouvelles écritures ; La Garance – Scène nationale de Cavaillon ; Jean-Michel Grémillet ; SPIP 13 ; PACA Interregional prison services department ; Management and staff of the Arles central prison ; Équinoxe – Scène nationale de Châteauroux ; Printemps des Comédiens ; MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis ; CNDC de Châteauvallon – Scène nationale ; La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle ; Théâtre Olympia – Centre dramatique national de Tours ; Le Merlan – Scène nationale de Marseille ; La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille ; Le Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin
With the support of the Fondation E.C.Art Pomaret and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

The MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Points communs – Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise and the Festival d’Automne à Paris are co-producers of this show and present it as a co-realisation. 

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Inspired by the work of Marcel Pagnol, this show explores the theme of escape. Some of the actors had their first experience of theatre at the Maison centrale d'Arles prison. Marius provides audiences with a unique opportunity to discover a little-known but crucial dimension of Joël Pommerat's art.

Set in Marseille, Marius works in his father's bakery, where his dreams of traveling face him with a dilemma: either he could spread his wings or stay in the company of loved ones. In order to rewrite and stage this text by Pagnol, the initial version of which was presented within the confines of a prison, Joël Pommerat turned to the imaginations of the performers themselves in order to elaborate a contemporary interpretation of the piece. The show confronts us, as all good tales do, with essential questions: how can we succeed in life? Is love possible? Is it reasonable to give in to the desire to escape? “Adapt, rewrite and remain truthful". In this, his first invitation on behalf of the Festival d'Automne, Joël Pommerat's adaptation strays far from the original, and brings us a hard-hitting, intense, at times brutal version of the work. The result is, first and foremost, strikingly truthful.

 

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