Hello my little step directions (if you don't know what step directions are, I invite you to read this top, if on the contrary you know what are step directions, I invite you to read this top). In Topito, we love culture and I would even say that we love the theater. So much so that we decided to cover with all our love of the Avignon festival, the OFF at least because tmtc we are people of the street cousin. Here are our theatrical recommendations to discover as soon as possible until the end of the festival on July 31. In this selection there will be laughter, tears, sometimes blood, and sometimes just a little slime.
1. The real story of Dracula
Dracula is a bit like Kim Kardashian of the vampires, we all know his story through Bram Stocker's novel and the many adaptations to the cinema. Here we break everything and we recbegins. The alleged descendant of Van Helsing sets out to tell us the true story of the count with the sharp teeth through a grandiose spectacle. Lack of pot, all the actors, dancers and stuntmen left because the director a little too ambitious had failed to pay them. Here he is surrounded by his assistant fayot and two stage managers who are not actors for a penny. The fine team will try to re-enact this monumental spectacle with the means at hand: decor that freaks out, text errors, failed entries. A happy hilarious chaos that alternates crappy stunts and pyrotechnic scenes, if, if I assure you, we are limited to Michael Bay (false). This crazy troupe revisits the legend of Dracula with crazy energy and biting humor. Even Mort-dents. See Mot-r'dans.
Where is it? At the Notre-Dame theater.
But when is it? ??? Every day at 3 p.m. until July 31 (break on the 26July).
But how do I take my seats ????? Calm down first, it's there .
And even that you can also find Nicolas Desnoues, author and director of the show in the play Les Emmerdeurs au Capitole accompanied by the
As the name suggests, Climax thisbecause of climate. And when we talk about the weather, we don't necessarily want to laugh. Well wrong! This creation should prove you wrong. While the four actors illustrate the link between global warming and human activity through graphics of which they themselves embody the abscissas and ordinates, follows a series of sketches as funny as they are wacky on the absurdities with which we are confronted by the emergency. climate change and government inaction. For the Pablo Servigne addicts, it's little milk with a spicy sauce. The 4 actors / dancers / authors / singers / choreographers / managers (all trades) are delightfully precise and generously take us on their show which is certainly informative, admittedly freaking, but above all very funny. You come out of there depressed with a smile, and when you like to experience opposite emotions, it's very pleasant.
But where is it ?? The Alya space.
But that's WHEN ???? Every day at 9:10 p.m. until July 30 (no on July 26).
But how do I take my places ????? OK remains stable , it's here .
3. I have too many friends
After the first part I am too afraid, David Lescot signs a sequel in which we find our young teenager on the day of his start in 6th. Lack of pot, all his friends of CM2 are sent to the same class without him. He will have to shake himself to weave againCalves friendships with the fanatics around him. Three actresses play the different characters, from the 2.5-year-old little sister (a hilarious character decked out in a voice distorted with helium gas) to the most popular dude in the sixth year who will have to be tamed. No adults in the equation, here we are immersed in the mysterious life of young people. It's funny and without cliche, highly recommended for young audiences but definitely open to ieuv. In short, we love serious (as young and cool people say).
But where is it ?? La Manufacture.
But it's WHEN ???? Every day at 10:40 a.m. until July 25.
But how do I take my seats ????? Breathe for two minutes, it's through here .
I'll tell you guys something:when you're in Avignon fuel for life festival mode, based on 3, 4, 5 shows a day, it's not easy to throw yourself body and soul into a classic tragedy in the midst of digestion. Except that it was super obvious. So here are some good reasons to see Phèdre, and this Phaedrus in particular:
- Racine was far from being a schlague of the pen and it never hurts to have a small dose of alexandrines which will give you the effect of a detox cure of the French language. In addition to Phèdre, has the most Alexandrines that you can replace every day and that is priceless. Example: "The day is not purer than the bottom of my heart" gadjo walla moua I tell you straight out.
- For the excellent actors who declaim twelve syllables to us without fuss, and that's beautiful, it's strong, it's beaufort.
- Because Phèdre really has a rotten lifeie. Nothing like it to reassure you on your life: you at least you do not take the zef of the century with your stepson that you want to sin while you have just learned that your guy is ded but that in fact he is not really ded. If the hashtag VDM existed in Greek mythology, Phèdre would be its designated spokesperson.
- For the ultra weird instrument that punctuates each scene and whose name we have not managed to find .
But where is it ?? Theâtre du Roi Rene.
But it is WHEN ???? Every day at 2:05 p.m. until July 31 (no on the 27th).
But how do I take my places ????? We relax, it's by there .
5. True 1st Queen of England
Okay, we're not going to wiggle guys, drop the fruits and organic vegetables, to make your life better, we can only recommend that you subscribe to the newsletter of the 26,000 seats in order to see all their shows. It seems to me the most effective life routine .
That being said. It turns out that we discovered Vero 1st Queen of England in the place of residence of the troop ( placesa must see in Dijon ) and it was happiness. In this fable, a family from the fairground theater presents the story of Veronique, more modest than a pebble who finds herself Queen of England. The show is played outdoors, it's festive, we want more.
Where is it ?? In Villeneuve-lez-Avignon as part of the Villeneuve festival on stage (yeah ok we cheated a bit it's not really the Off d'Avignon, but in life you have to know how to think outside the box).
But it's WHEN? ??? Until July 21 (yeah ok it's kind of the last day to go see it but the advantage is that the play is on tour and at this stage of reading you should already be registered in the NL for 26,000 covers).
But how do I manage to take my places ????? Breathe out, it's just there .
6. Elephant Man
"I sometimes think to myself that if my head is so big, it's because she's full of dreams. "John Merrick may have a monstrous physique, he has the heart of a beautiful person and the soul of a tender poet. We are in London, in 1884. The time was then fascinated by the "Freaks", those people whose physical deformities made them beasts of their own.irque. This is how Doctor Treves uproots Joseph Merrick, aka Elephant Man, from a fair that uses his frightening physique as a livelihood. A friendship is born between these two men of whom one could wonder who saves whom. This simple adaptation quickly takes us to the gist of this heartbreaking story. The character's extremely successful mask elevates the show to the heights of David Lynch's film. We challenge you not to let go of a teardrop because history takes you in the guts.
Where is it ?? La Fabrik theater.
But it's WHEN ???? Every day at 5:50 p.m. until July 31 (no on the 26th).
But how do I take my places ????? Take a sedative, it's just here .
7. The Persian dolls
At the dawn of the year 2000, two sisters leave with their mother and her friend to spend the New Year winter sports, no more motivated than that by this project. At the same time, we follow the story of 4 academics in the 70s in Iran before the arrival of the Islamic regime to power. 'intertwine to become one. A story about the resistance and struggle of Iranian youth, the duty of transmission and the sacrifice of an entire people. In a typically “Michalikian” staging (report to Alexis Michalik, author and director of History Bearer, Edmond and Cerkeys of the illusionists) where the little story fits into the big one.
But where is it ?? Theâtre des Beliers.
But it's WHEN ???? Every day at 3:25 p.m. until July 31 (no on July 26).
But how do I take my places ??? ?? Just chill, it's over there .
8. Coming Out
Attention little friends, we are dealing here with a high-end stand-up show whose recit is highly supremely darn superlatively original. It could have been called "Appostasie" but overall, it speaks a little less to people than the expression "Coming out" *.
Mehdi-Emmanuel Djaadi has a not trivial first name. French of Algerian origin, he grew up in a Muslim family and knew the suras of the Koran by heart. Delinquent as a teenager, he ends up ticking the box organized banditry which gives him the opportunity to play his first characters (true). A CV that did not prevent him from landing in a theater school in Lausanne and discovering an interest in Protestantism and then Catholicism. Because that is what it is: a religious coming out. Without ever proselytizing, Mehdi-Emmanuel lets us glimpse his quest for spirituality and his love for Jesus (with a great deal of self-mockery). He humorously decomplexes our relationship to faith and religion, undermining all the judgments of which he himself has been.the object. Believing as atheists, all are welcome in this touching, funny and highly salutary spectacle.
* Suddenly, for those who did not know, the apostate is the one who turns away from a doctrine and from a religion. For example, when we have decided not to eat raclette anymore, we are apostate.
But where is it ?? Theâtre des Corps-Saints.
But it's WHEN ???? Every day at 7 p.m. until July 31 (no on July 26).
But how do I take my places ????? Ok but don't shout, it's here .
9. Out of line
In a different genre from Mehdi-Emmanuel, Hakim Djaziri also tells us about his journey as an Algerian who arrived in France as a child. He landed in a concrete tower in the city of 3000 in Aulnay-sous-Bois. Considered an Arab in France and a French in Algeria, he grew up in a society that left him no place. It is the poignant story of a friendly young guy gradually consumed by rage and recruited by a Salafist group who will push him to join the Jihad until the worst is avoided… The story is all the more poignant as it is truly that of the author and actor Hakim Djaziri. More or less, the story of this radicalization has been lived and it is the theater that has come out of it. So yes, we can say that it's a hell of a slap, get ready.
But where is it ?? La Factory.
MBut it's WHEN ???? Every day at 2:45 p.m. until July 31 (no on July 26).
But how do I take my places ??? ?? Minute papillon is simply there .
10. The Alchemist
An adaptation of the famous book by Paolo Coelho which focuses on the essential: an initiatory quest through Andalusia and the Maghreb in order to fulfill his personal legend, the mekhtoub. Three exceptional actors share the dozen roles in a sober and inventive staging that gives us a glimpse in turn of the bars of Tangier, the pyramids of Khufu, and even a camel ride in the desert. In short, a trip that we Coelho to the skin (I had -2 in the puns bin, don't look for me).
But where is it ?? La Factory.
Butit's WHEN ???? Every day at 7:50 p.m. until July 31 (no on the 26th).
But how do I take my seats ???? ? Ohlala but you tire me, it's just there .
A selection of 10 shows out of 1070 is always a bit difficult (euphemism alert). We also got to see the heartbreaking duo of Danny and The deep blue sea at the Arto theater, the traveling show Fuir! On the island of Barthelasse at the Kabarouf, the digressions of a family worthy of the Deschiens in Look-alikes at the Theâtre des Halles, Will this world ever change? at the Theâtre Notre-Dame… And we greatly regret not having seen The Solar Line at the Barracks, Incandescences at the Theâtre des Halles, Girls with yellow hands at the Theâtre Actuel, Les rois vagabonds at the Theâtre de l'Oulle and so many others… See you in 2022 if we are not dead by then! Kisses.