based on the novel by Philip Roth
directed by Tiphaine Raffier
creation at the Ateliers Berthier

estimated duration 2h45

23 March – 21 April 2023 2023

Berthier 17e

with Clara Bretheau, Eric Challier, Maxime Dambrin, Judith Derouin, Juliet Doucet, François Godart, Alexandre Gonin, Maika Louakairim, Tom Menanteau, Hélène Patarot, Edith Proust, Stuart Seide, Adrien Serre
and the musicians from the Ensemble Miroirs Etendus Clément Darlu (Piano), Emmanuel Jacquet (drums and percussion), Lucas Ounissi (Trombone), Clémence Sarda (Double bass), Claire Voisin (Clarinet)
with the participation of the Choeur d'enfants du Conservatoire de Saint-Denis
Suzanne, Anouchka, Félicie, Zoé, Gift, Blessing, Maïa, Jetro, Liyanie, Mahaut, Hajar, Martha, Hannah, Nouha, Zoé, Maud, Paloma, Léonie, Alice, Maïa, Maë, Thaïs, Anna, Calie (alternately)

direction Erwan Picquet

1944: Bucky Cantor, a young gym teacher from the Jewish community of Newark, is declared unfit for military service. Meanwhile, his friends are landing heroically on the coast of Normandy. When a polio epidemic strikes Newark, could this be Bucky’s opportunity for a tragic destiny? Unfortunately, Nemesis, the goddess who punishes human excess, makes up for Bucky’s sacrifice. Tiphaine Raffier is fascinated by Philip Roth's nonconformity, by his sharp irony, and his talent for parables. After directing La réponse des Hommes last year, she has taken on this novel with the dystopian creativity that characterises her work.