"A tale is such an extravagant true story that it passes for a lie" J. RIEL
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.
LES NUITS POLAIRES
Based on JOrn Riel's Novel "Des Racontars Arctiques"
PREMIERED IN 2004
ALL AUDIENCES FROMp 10 YEARS
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
Co-production : Théâtre 71 - Scène Nationale de Malakoff, the Marcel Pagnol cultural center in Bures-sur-Yvette and the TJP - Center dramatique national Strasbourg-Grand Est