Pascal Rambert

September 24 at 8 pm & September 25 at 5 pm
Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Duration: 100 minutes
with English subtitles

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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.


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Script, design and direction by Pascal Rambert
Performed by Audrey Bonnet & Pascal Rambert
Set design: Daniel Jeanneteau
Production: Théâtre de Gennevilliers centre dramatique national de création contemporaine


Pascal Rambert is a leading playwright, director, and head of T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers who returns to the festival with his hit production in which he performs.

Audrey Bonnet is an actress, known for The End (2016), Augustine (2012) and Personal Shopper (2016).

Maps & Directions

The Matthews Acting Studio is located on the first floor in the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. View on Google Maps

Limited free parking is available adjacent to 185 Nassau in Lot 10 (after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends) or metered parking is available nearby on Nassau Street. View Visitor Parking Map

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène