The one who does not say has said. They are three women on stage. Three work colleagues. There is “the one who says”, the big mouth always ready to express herself. Next to her, there is “the one who says after”: it’s followership, okay, but it’s less risky. And then there is “the one who does not say”. Out of fear, because she’s never been used to being allowed to talk. Only, one day, the one who doesn’t say… says. The order of things is upset. Author (and actress) Sarah Pèpe leads the way (voice?) in an exciting trio, to illustrate the power and freedom conferred by speech. And why you sometimes have to take it, without waiting for it to be given to you.
Alice Le Dreau
From July 7 to 29 at 5 p.m. (no class on Tuesdays), at the Théâtre des Lila’s
Walk in the arms of Anton Chekhov
T.C.H.E.K.H.O.V. The Grand Tigre company has become a specialist in completely original theatrical portraits, which tell the life of great authors through a walk through their texts. After the very successful MOLIERE, played alternately in the same theatre, TCHEKHOV offers a “charming journey with exploratory stops through the myriad of moods of a lived work”. With a lot of humor and lightness, three wonderful actresses, Odile Ernoult, Clémentine Lebocey and Elsa Robinne, accompanied by a musician, Joseph Robinne, lead this inventive and generous exploration. A joyful kaleidoscope which also turns out to be a wonderful declaration of love for the theatre.
From July 7 to 29, on even days at 8:30 p.m., at the Théâtre du Centre, theatreducentre-avignon.com
Flamenco in the ghetto
Dolores. The real sometimes offers stories that scriptwriters would not dare to invent. Like the true and gripping destiny of Sylvin Rubinstein (Olivier Sitruk, inhabited). As children, Sylvin and his twin sister, Maria, fell in love with flamenco. Rubinsteins? Who dances flamenco? On stage, they become the duo Imperio and Dolores. But it is not good to be an artist and a Jew in the late 1930s, in Warsaw. When his sister is arrested, the grieving twin joins the resistance. The pain of loss, courage and memory are at the heart of this intense play, directed by actress Virginie Lemoine. The flamenco numbers say in turn the rage and the pain. Dance as a survival tool.
Alice Le Dreau
From July 7 to 29 at 5:35 p.m. (no class on Wednesdays), at the Théâtre Actuel Avignon, theatre-actual-avignon.com
The muse of jazz sends waltzing
Pannonica, baroness of jazz. Anger makes his black-clad back tremble slightly. In this New York dungeon of the late 1950s, everything about her, her elegance, her blonde hair, her voice, clashes. She talks to her lover in the next cell, the musician Thelonious Monk – whose composer Raphaël Sanchez offers a wonderful musical interpretation. This woman is Pannonica de Koenigswarter, née Rothschild. White, rich, aristocratic. And with total freedom, sending convention and comfort waltzing to support the music she gets drunk on in the clubs. A romantic character, friend and muse of many jazzmen, to whom Natacha Régnier lends all her sensitivity.
From July 7 to 29 at 3:45 p.m. (no class on Tuesdays), at the Théâtre Le petit chien, chienquifume.com
Diego. Admittedly, football fans will find many references that will make them vibrate (ah! the images of the 1998 World Cup final!), but this intimate and touching show, with universal echoes, is aimed at a much more wide, from 12 years old. Where it is a question of the search for his own (artistic) vocation, of the place of the father in his choices, and of the personal accomplishment of a young man named Diego, in homage to Maradona. A very nice artistic (and sporting!) performance assumed by Hugo Randrianatoavina, in a scenic device as relevant as it is original.
From July 7 to 25 at 4:45 p.m. (school break on July 12 and 19), at the Avignon-Reine Blanche Theater, reineblanche.com