Il’ll be fine (1) End of Louis

  • Publié le : 14 juin 2019 14 h 24 min
  • Expire : 18 jours, 3 heures

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  • Rue: 18 bld Saint-Martin
  • Code Postal: 75010
  • Ville: Paris
  • Pays: France


Il’ll be fine (1) End of Louis
13 and 14 july 2019
20 and 21 july 2019

By Joël Pommerat
and the Compagnie Louis Brouillard

Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis is a contemporary, political fiction, inspired by the 1789 revolution which ushered in modern
France. The play interrogates political ideologies and the decision-making process : the national assembly, the
debates, the bubbling agitation of ideas. In the midst of this confrontation, what is it that actually pushes men and
women into action? What gives us the urge to take position, to overthrow power? What new relationships need to
be established between the individual and society, between citizens and their elected officials? Somewhere
between fiction and reality, Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis portrays this battle for democracy, placing the audience at the
heart of the action.

With Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis, Joël Pommerat reveals the processes of making politics and making theatre. His is a
fundamentally democratic theatre, intelligible to all, that plunges the audience into the ideological turmoil of the
French revolution, and takes a fresh look at the necessity of political engagement. The play is based on the major
historical events of the French revolution, from the financial crisis and convening of the Estates-General by Louis
XVI in 1789 to the beginnings of the counter-revolution in 1790-91. In a radical break from the myth of a hero story,
Joël Pommerat highlights the collective and improvised nature of the revolutionary process, and the multiplicity of
its participants. Playing numerous roles, the fourteen actors transform the stage into an agora, with the spoken
word at the centre of the drama. This piece, which presents a story on a human scale, can be seen many times for
its inexhaustibly rich artistic and political matter

Production. Compagnie Louis Brouillard.
All of Joël Pommerat’s plays are published by Editions Actes Sud-Papiers, France.

Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin – 18 bld Saint-Martin – 75010 Paris
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Numéro d'identification de l'annonce : 1875c38b03b2d9cd


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