September 24 at 8 pm & September 25 at 5 pm
Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Duration: 100 minutes
with English subtitles
Tickets are free but must be reserved — click here to RSVP.
Two perspectives are presented as a couple negotiates a painful break-up. Written for the 2011 Avignon Theatre Festival, where it became an instant classic, the play was awarded the 2012 Prix de la Meilleure création d’une pièce en langue française (Best French Language Play) by the Syndicat de la Critique and the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique by the Centre national du théâtre.
In a large room, a woman and a man are talking. They bring up their separation. Her name is Audrey Bonnet. His is Stanislas Nordey. This show was written for them and for no one else. To the question: “Who do we love when we love?” the author and director Pascal Rambert does not provide a pat answer. He circulates through all the possibilities. He does not reject the clichés that those who break up, who rewrite memories and embellish them, use at least once before destroying everything.
Stan and Audrey have the same weapons but do not use them in the same way. There is the masculine and the feminine. As words multiply and conflict escalates, Pascal Rambert brings us to the very core of their pain. There are two viewpoints, two silences, two speeches to describe the violence of a dying love.