SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A SPY STORY AND A MUSICAL, MARC LAINÉ GIVES US A FREEWHEELING SHOW FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS.
Paris 1967: Danny Valentin, a successful singer, is secluded in his recording studio having an existential crisis. Eleven years earlier, on the morning of November 4, 1956, his mother Simone abandoned him on a train station platform without a word of explanation. Who is Simone? Why did she disappear, leaving her traumatized child behind? To answer these questions, Marc Lainé pulls out all the stops in a play of interwoven stories, somewhere between a spy novel and a musical, in which history with a capital H echoes the singer’s private turmoil. Investigating Simone’s disappearance from France to communist Hungary, a private detective called Monsieur Victor tries to untangle this murky business
Text, direction & set design Marc Lainé
Music Émile Sornin (Forever Pavot) // artistic Collaboration Tünde Deak // set design Collaboration Stephan Zimmerli assisted by Anouk Maugein // Costumes Benjamin Moreau // lights Kevin Briard // sound Morgan Conan-Guez // With the participation of Farid Laroussi
with Alain Eloy, Émilie Franco, Thomas Gonzalez, Léopoldine Hummel, François Praud, François Sauveur, Olivier Werner