In a secluded spot up in Greenland, in the deep of the Arctic night, a man sits alone, insomniac, disoriented, on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

 

Then his “friends” arrive, loud-mouthed and drinking, filling the frozen night with their chatter and outrageous tales. All the humour and humanity of Jørn Riel comes together here, at the insomniac’s bedside ...   

We may find that it is sometimes dangerous to name one’s desires, and that puppets can have more imagination than puppeteers…

Arctics Nignts ( "Les Nuits Polaires")  invites the spectator into an igloo for an intimate play about desire, friendship and madness.

ARTICS NIGHTS
Based on Jørn Riel's Novel "Des Racontars Arctiques"

PREMIERED IN 2004

ALL AUDIENCES FROM 10 Years OLD

Duration : 60 MIN

Artics Nights are populated by  : Brice BERTHOUD, Dorothée RUGE, Dominique HARDY in alternating with Jessy CAILLAT

                   

Director/puppet maker : Camille TROUVÉ
Adaptation, construction, actor : Brice BERTHOUD
Construction and puppeteer : Dorothée RUGE
Lightning design : Gerdi NEHLIG

Sound effects : Xavier DROUAULT

Igloo skeleton : Cousin DOUDOU

Set change from black to white : Eric DESVIGNES
Music : Guillaume TROUVÉ

                                  

Coproduction : Théâtre 71 - Scène Nationale de Malakoff, le centre culturel Marcel Pagnol de Bures-sur-Yvette et le TJP - Centre dramatique national Strasbourg Grand Est