Théâtre National

Les palmiers sauvages

The Wild Palms

William Faulkner, Séverine Chavrier

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She leaves her husband and her children. He abandons his medical studies regardless of the heavy financial loss. Love at first sight seals the fate of Charlotte Rittenmeyer and Harry Wilbourne as their passion impels them on a road trip that turn into a descent into Hell.

“Is a passion experienced like a work of art an exclusive enterprise doomed to fail?” Séverine Chavrier is looking for the answer to that question in her adaptation of William Faulkner’s short story.
In a few sensual and all consuming scenes she shows us the wandering and the various stops they make along the way. Be it in Chicago, a cabin in Utah, or finally a bungalow by the sea, Deborah Rouach and Laurent Papot inhabit these doomed characters on their profound but pathetic, hopeless quest. Prisoners of their love they have no choice but to run headlong in this unfathomable flight.

Image
© Samuel Rubio

Info

Language

FR

Duration

1h45

Kids

16+

Surrounding the show

Introduction 2.04.2019 - 19:45 (15')

Kids brunch 31.03.2019 from 12:00

Sound level

category 2

Venue

Grande salle

See also...

Kids brunch

Isadora

Cast

Direction
Séverine Chavrier

Scenographie
Benjamin Hautin

Dramaturgy
Benjamin Chavrier

Sound
Philippe Perrin

Light
David Perez

Video
Jérôme Vernez

Set construction
Ateliers Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

With
Séverine Chavrier, Laurent Papot & Deborah Rouach

Repetition
Centre Dramatique National Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire

Production
Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Compagnie La Sérénade interrompue

Co-production
Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil

With the support of
Ministère de la Culture & de la Communication (FR), du CDN de Besançon, Franche Comté, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Spedidam, WBI - Wallonie Bruxelles International.