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The Blue Tiger of the Euphrates






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 Théâtre Ouvert
From 17 January to 12 February 2011
  • Monday 17 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Tuesday 18 January 2011 - 19h00
  • Wednesday 19 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Thursday 20 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Friday 21 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Saturday 22 January 2011 - 16h00
  • Saturday 22 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Tuesday 25 January 2011 - 19h00
  • Wednesday 26 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Thursday 27 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Friday 28 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Saturday 29 January 2011 - 16h00
  • Saturday 29 January 2011 - 20h00
  • Tuesday 1 February 2011 - 19h00
  • Wednesday 2 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Thursday 3 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Friday 4 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Saturday 5 February 2011 - 16h00
  • Saturday 5 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Thursday 10 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Friday 11 February 2011 - 20h00
  • Saturday 12 February 2011 - 16h00
  • Saturday 12 February 2011 - 20h00

length: 1h30


Laurent Gaudé Author
Michel Didym Director

The Blue Tiger of the Euphrates

performed at Théâtre Ouvert, an event in partnership between Théâtre Ouvert and Théâtre de la Ville


Master of the World
He saw his life only as an endless conquest, thought himself invulnerable. He keeps haunting our imagination.


The Blue Tiger of the Euphrates, in other words, Alexander the Great. One might think he is a character straight down from Olympus as his acts, his itinerary so blatantly transcend any norm. A glutton for pleasure and art, a glutton for power as well, a conqueror of territories forever more remote, alien to the very notion of failure, he was a man feasting on the life he had lived so many times in so few years, life as he saw it and wanted it, driven by a furious desire for freedom. That is the man who emerges from the imagination of Laurent Gaudé (who was awarded 2004 the prix Goncourt for Le Soleil des Scorta). Betrayed by his army, a sick man, Alexander is now meditating, at peace maybe, and addressing death on an equal footing. At this point, in contrast with a ferocious and violent progress, the human voice is supported by melodies springing from ancient instruments tuned to contemporary rhythm. Time, or the craving for power, is not of the essence; neither is the spiral of wars. Confident in his victory, Death – owner of Time - waits.

 Colette Godard
 

 

 

text
Laurent Gaudé
director
Michel Didym
original score
Steve Shehan
 

with
Tchéky Karyo

musicians
Steve Shehan, Charlotte Castellat
 

set design
Philippe Druillet
lights
Jean-Pascal Pracht
costumes
Anne Yarmola et Philippe Druillet
sound
Dominique Petit
video
Pierre-Guilhem Coste
collaboration choroegraphic
Cécile Bon
assistant director
Eric Lehembre
technical direction
Jean-Louis Hoffmann


production
Napoli  Teatro Festival Italia
Théâtre Ouvert – Paris
Théâtre de la Ville – Paris
Le Volcan, scène nationale – Le Havre
Théâtre de la Manufacture, CDN de Nancy-Lorraine

with the help
of conseil général de Moselle
with the support
of Culturesfrance

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