A meal among friends. Lea plans it hoping for a pleasant evening. Thomas, her partner, is in a depression. It’s been months since he’s been to the office. So, the idea of greeting colleague Antoine, his wife Marie, and a third friend Sami, sounds like fun. But once the initial small talk is exhausted, the dinner veers towards the deeply frightening. Thomas makes a request both incongruous and terrible, plunging the get together into an abyss of folly.

On est sauvage comme on peut slips from realism to farce, and then from farce to tragedy. Borne through its desire to experiment with new liberating creative avenues, the Collectif Greta Koetz springs with glee from absurd humor to ferocity. As the improvisations succeed each other, it explores the tensions that can take over a meal and the power plays that engender them. Who has not felt the strange sensation of being trapped at a dinner table, forced to endure an endless evening colored by solitude and conventional social rules? From such a run-of-the-mill situation, Greta Koetz creates a theatrical laboratory. Steeped in inventiveness, sharp observation and reflections on what drives people in love and in friendship, the collective delivers a fascinating first show.

Info

  • Language

    fr

  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration

    80’

  • Surrounding the show

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 22.01.2020

  • Introduction 28.01.2020 – 20:00 (15')

Cast

  • Premiere
    02.02.2019 - Festival de Liège

     

    Creation of
    Collectif Greta Koetz

    With
    Marie Bourin
    Antoine Cogniaux
    Sami Dubot
    Thomas Dubot
    Léa Romagny

    Singing coach
    Jean-Pierre Urbano
    Sami Dubot

    Stage Manager 
    Nicolas Marty

    Sound design
    Maxime Glaude

  • Production
    Collectif Greta Koetz

    Co-production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène, Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de Création, la Coop asbl et Shelter Prod

    With the support of
    la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Service Théâtre), taxshelter.be, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, de l’ESACT-Conservatoire royal de Liège, “Tremplin Pépites & Co” – L’ANCRE – Théâtre Royal, le Festival de Liège, le Festival “Ecoles de passage” – Metz – Théâtre des Doms Avignon, La Chaufferie-Acte 1.

    Sets and costumes design
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

     

    The Greta Koetz Collective benefits from the support of Cie Artara as part of its activities to facilitate the entrance into the profession of young artists.

Calendar

  • Tuesday
    20:30
  • Wednesday
    19:30
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30
  • Tuesday
    20:30
    Introduction - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    19:30
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30

Backstage