Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Le Jardin

Greta Koetz

10 & 11.11.2022
Theater

On a piece of land, a band of fanatics sees its existence shaken by the return of one of their own, Marie, who is pregnant and thinks she is the Virgin. The days go by for them, sometimes full of worry, sometimes blissful. Their actions and their words become the parables of an unusual gospel, with rabelaisian accents, both grotesque and imperfect.

In this fable, we meet a Virgin Mary grappling with a bottomless melancholy, a writer who writes no more… the lost, who seek meaning in their existence, their stories of debt, of redemption; their sacred songs, their bawdy songs. The sound of their children at play. We’ll borrow as much from Flemish painting as from Patrick Dewaere, as much from the myths of Christianity as from 1970s Italian cinema. And as much from Thus Spoke Zarathustra as from The Life of Brian.

Calendar

Information

Language

fr

Duration

120'

Venue

Studio

Cast

Concept
Collectif Greta Koetz

Direction
Thomas Dubot

With
Marié Alié
Sami Dubot
Antoine Herbulot
Nicolas Payet
Léa Romagny

Writing
Marie Alié
Sami Dubot
Thomas Dubot
Antoine Herbulot
Nicolas Payet
Léa Romagny

Assistant director
Justine Duvinage

Dressmaker
Rita Belova

Responsible for puppets and carrion
Alexandre Vignaud

Light Design and Stage manager
Nicolas Marty

Music creation
Sami Dubot

Sound design and operator
Florent Arsac

Production
Collectif Greta Koetz

Outdoor form production
Prémisses // Office de Production Artistique et Solidaire pour la jeune création Production déléguée d’exploitation Prémisses // Office de Production Artistique et Solidaire pour la jeune création

Co-production
Le Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Mars – Mons-Arts de la scène, Les Halles de Schaerbeek et La Coop asbl

With the support of
Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING et Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge Avec l’aide de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Service du Théâtre (CAPT)

Special thanks to
La Compagnie Point Zero, Natacha Belova

Le collectif Greta Koetz est le lauréat belge 2020 du premier Dispositif européen initié par Prémisses, Office de production artistique et solidaire pour la jeune création

© Thomas Dubot