A SUBLIME TRAGEDY OF DESIRE IN ASTOUNDINGLY BEAUTIFUL VERSE.
In Phèdre, Racine explores that ultimate event: the appearance of love. Love, that burgeoning, devouring monster! Here, love, hatred, and death have the same face, pushed to the limits of the unspeakable. For those who experience it, desire is perceived as a foreign power that subverts individuals and makes them unrecognizable to themselves. A first and single glance and it penetrates bodies like an alien, taking control and tearing them apart like the monster that will kill Hippolytus.
Marvelously directing an exceptional young company, Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman restores the sensuality to Racine’s dangerous verse. Télérama
Her Phèdre is wild in its intensity, plunging the classic play back into the roughness of the ancient Greek theatre Les Échos
Though we know every moment of suspense in this admirable tragedy by heart, this staging of it grabs us, surprises us, seduces us, devastates us. Le blog d’Armelle Héliot
Text Racine direction Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman
artistic Collaboration François Regnault, Clément Camar-Mercier // direction Assistant Pascal Bekkar // set design Grégoire Faucheux // Costumes Pascale Robin assisted by Angèle Levallois // lights Nicolas Faucheux // make-up & hair Catherine Saint-Sever // Music & sounds Stéphanie Gibert // props & rigging Franck Lagaroje // set Construction atelier Jipanco
with Bertrand Pazos, Raphaèle Bouchard, Raphaël Naasz, Pauline Bolcatto, Sophie Daull, Pascal Bekkar, Lucie Digout, Kenza Lagnaoui