•  Theatre 2019
  Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
State of Siege
Text by: Albert Camus
Directed by: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Assistant Director: Christophe Lemaire
Second Assistant Director: Julie Peigné
Set Design: Yves Collet
Light Design: Yves Collet, Christophe Lemaire
Sound Design: David Lesser
Projection Design: Mike Guermyet
Costume Design: Fanny Brouste
Make-up: Catherine Nicolas
Props: Griet De Vis
Masks: Anne Leray
Artistic Advisor: François Regnault
Assistant for lights: Thomas Falinower
Assistant for set design: Clémence Bezat
Assistants for costumes: Hélène Chancerel, Albane Cheneau, Élodie Lorion, Peggy Sturm
Assistant for masks: Patty Robinet
Vocal coaching: Maryse Martines
Cast: Serge Maggiani, Hugues Quester, Alain Libolt, Valérie Dashwood, Jackee Toto, Hannah Levin Seiderman, Jauris Casanova, Philippe Demarle, Sandra Faure, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Gérald Maillet, Walter N’Guyen, Pascal Vuillemot
A strange town, both peaceful and full of tensions. Out of nowhere, a tyrant suddenly appears and seizes power. He is “The Plague” and decrees the state of siege. From then on, the town undergoes a cruel dictatorship: suspension of fundamental freedoms, inhumane rules, terror. Helped by an evil secretary, the tyrant randomly inoculates his subjects with the plague and murders them until a young man, helped by his beloved one, rises up in protest and organizes resistance. The town will be freed in exchange for his life. Camus brings together in this work all the themes his writings have embraced: revolt and resistance, freedom and manipulation, courage or resignation, humanity against passivity. And also the ideal of a world made of men and women sharing the values of a committed humanism. In doing so, the play questions us, today and universally, about the future of our societies: which city to build for the future, which human community, how to link our diversities, reconnect with nature, respect its elements and also draw from it the strength to be human?
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Performance in French, with translation into Romanian and English.
Performance not recommended to audiences under 14.

Special effects: flash paper

Co-producers: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre national de Bretagne-Rennes, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York)


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