A story of strange, fractured relationships in the aftermath of war. Returning from the army after being presumed dead, a soldier comes home to find his wife remarried. Performed in an intense style that bridges physical theatre and dance, a three-way relationship unfolds. Inspired by autobiographical details and by filmmaker Martin Arnold’s work on mechanical breakdowns, jolts and short-circuits, the cast’s movements are broken down into their constituent parts. Appearing hysterical and obsessive-compulsive, they stutter and fidget, before suddenly freezing like statues. Founded in 1992, Man Drake put an absurdist spin on the everyday – this show is another example of that playful approach.
Coproduction between Man Drake/Tomeo Vergés, Le Théâtre de l’Espace, scène nationale de Besançon – DRAC Franche-Comté, L’Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson.
With support from La Ville de Paris, Ménagerie de Verre-Studio Lab, ADAMI. and with artistic input from Jeune Théâtre National.
Man Drake Company / Tomeo Vergès is supported by DRAC Ile-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.