based on The Rubber Merchants by Hanokh Levin
Translation: Laurence Sendrowicz
Directed by: Gloria Paris
Dramaturgy: Sigal Ron Scheiner
Scénography, lights: Laurent P. Berger
Music: Gisèle Gérard-Tolini
Coproduction: Chant V, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Scène Nationale, Théâtre de Vienne
with support of Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix en Provence
A metaphysical farce about money, love and loneliness in which the characters are definitely rooted in the misery of their lives without really knowing why they are there, and how to make sense of their lives.
This caustic comedy tells us about maneuvers of three characters in search of marriage, but too interested in money to consider love!
Sprol, Bella Berlo and Tsingerbaï have a little over 40 years old and live somewhere in the world.
She runs a pharmacy, Tsingerbaï has savings et Sprol has a cumbersome legacy he wants to get rid: ten thousand new packages “Australia rubber”, condoms in today’s language…
All Three suffer from a lack of love but are unable to say.
They are missed to forty, they are found around 60 years and are missed again for the same reasons!
Intention of production:
“Plays by Levin are based on the laws of the cabaret, they open the door to excess but strictly forbid to lose.
The spectator must have the feeling that this could go much further, feel dizzy without yielding. It is precisely this temptation of the horror that occurs sense in the spectator’s imagination and allows him to enter the unspeakable.[…]
Ten songs were composed during the creation of the play in 1978; new music will be composed for the show. Do not expect Yiddish music, which would lock the subject in a specific context, we will work on contemporary musical universe.
The universal theme of the play situates the characters in an immediate theatricality, near the cabaret in everything it contains nostalgic, desperate and pathetic.” (Gloria Paris, october 2012)
- 15 to 17 mai 2014: Theater of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Scène Nationale
- 22 and 23 mai 2014: Theater of Vienne Scène conventionnée-Scène Rhône-Alpes
- 13 to 15 november 2014: Théâtre du Jeu de Paume – Aix-en-Provence
- 24 november 2014: L’apostrophe Scène Nationale of Cergy-Pontoise and du Val-d’Oise
- 01 decembre 2014: L’apostrophe Scène Nationale of Cergy-Pontoise and du Val-d’Oise
- 08 december 2014: L’apostrophe Scène Nationale of Cergy-Pontoise and du Val-d’Oise