A Company Puéril Péril Production
For 12 years of age and older
Circus for somber spaces
Patrick Richard is polite, discreet, and attentive. In other words, he’s annoying. He lives alone, drinks his tea “en sachet” alone, and alone he repeats his routine on his unicycle. Not surprising that he’s on the cusp of hanging himself. Alone.
What do you do when you are pushed to the limit? When your patience falters and anger finally consumes you?
In this thriller brimming with a succession of clever retorts, three reckless acrobats and an omnipresent musician stare each other down, grab onto each other, and bring us along. The technical power of circus coupled with the force of the text.
It’s the story of a struggle on all fronts. Not without humor. Black of course, jarring even. Cathartic.
The world is divided into two categories: those who like happy endings and those who eat raviolis.
Mathis Der Maler
Around the artists onstage:
Director: Dorian Lechaux. Director of acting and outside eye: Colin Rey.
Light and sound creation/general stage manager: Thibaut Champagne and Sébastien Marc/Christophe Payot
Scenography: Clémentine Cadoret. Production and Administration: Manon Briens and Emmenuelle Nonet
Project Ardèche, Terre D’artiste, sponsored by the DRAC Auvergne – Rhône Alps and the department of Ardèche in conjunction with La Cascade-Pôle National des Arts du Crique (Boug-saint-Andéol), the Théâtre de Privas – scene conventionee, and Quelque p’Arts, National Center of the Street Arts and Public Space Boulieu-lès-Annonay (07); Théàtre du Vellein, regional stage (38); L’Echappé, Espace Culturel of Sorbier (42); The festival des 7 Collines at Saint-Etienne (42); La Mouche, Théâ Saint-Genis-Laval (69)
With support from the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,the city of Lyon,the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,
the Group of 20 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and the SPEDIDAM.
The company is also accompanied by the Circus school of Lyon.