Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Si j’étais moi

Mathias Simons

29.11 > 10.12.2022
Theater

Sven Punti Larsen, powerful businessman and the heir to a global fortune, his sister Emma, an artist, and their chauffeur/bodyguard Mat, go for a wild and alcohol fueled tear across the city, from a luxury hotel lounge to a homeless shelter by way of the top of the Atomium in Brussels. Being both actors and narrators, the three characters fill this grating comedy with visions and archetypes: the powerful, the foot soldier and the witch.

Drawing on Rimbaud’s play on words ”Je est un autre”, the saga of these changing characters weaves and deploys different storylines to illustrate a reflection, a mirror image between reality and fiction. Like a sarcastic and dreamlike after hours club, the story banks on the improbability of the situations that are brought together to create a sham of reality in which the three characters ambulate. An epic ride in the form of a hallucinatory fable, which calls for rebellion against the dominant ideology and to laugh at the peculiarities of our era.

Première
Production Théâtre des Martyrs
Coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Copresentation Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles & Théâtre des Martyrs

The show is presented at the Théâtre des Martyrs.

Calendar

  • - 19:00

    Théâtre des Martyrs

  • - 19:00

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  • - 20:15

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  • - 15:00

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    Théâtre des Martyrs

  • - 19:00

    Théâtre des Martyrs

  • - 20:15

    Théâtre des Martyrs

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    Théâtre des Martyrs

  • - 19:00

    Théâtre des Martyrs

Information

Language

fr

Duration

105'

Venue

Théâtre des Martyrs

Cast

Direction
Mathias Simons

With
Marie-Hélène Balau
Fabrice Schillaci
Audric Chapus

Writing
Mathias Simons

Collaboration on the script
Marie-Hélène Balau
Fabrice Schillaci
Audric Chapus

Set design
Aurelie Borremans

Dressmaker
Marie-Hélène Balau

Light Design
Nicolas Olivier

Sound design
Guillaume Istace

Co-production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre des Martyrs, La Coop et Shelter Prod Avec le soutien de Tax Shelter.be, ING, du Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge.

© Hubert Amiel