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Paris l’été strives, during each edition, to put back on the bill works that have marked the contemporary repertoire and thus allow the summer public to (re)discover them.

This year, make way for Joël Pommerat's latest masterpiece, Tales and Legends, a play in which the artifice of the theater is a striking mirror of our humanity. The director signs here a documentary fiction of anticipation on the construction of self in adolescence and the myth of the artificial creature. He thus continues his fine observation of contemporary values ​​and identities by revealing a slightly futuristic world in which humans and robots cohabit. Like an anthropologist of the future, he observes a series of relationships between adolescents, adults and androids and explores with intensity, and not without humour, the construction of social relationships and identities. The situations sow confusion and blur the bearings: boys or girls? humans or machines? young or old?

Joël Pommerat creates an aesthetic that belongs only to him, a theater that sculpts space and sound, prints the retina and the imagination. Excelling in the art of disorienting the public, he pushes a little further his subtle and total mastery of theatrical subterfuge.


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In the press

A virtuoso look at our societies, as disturbing as it is fascinating.
Telerama - Fabienne Pascaud

By thus pushing the cursors of the real and the fantastic, the true and the false, the constructed and the natural, Joël Pommerat signs a masterful show, in its apparent simplicity.
Le Monde - Fabienne Darge

The author and director unveils his Tales and legends, a docu-fiction of anticipation that plays on the confusion between children and androids. A powerful reflection on the construction of identity.
Liberation - Anne Diatkine


Theatrical creation Joël Pommerat

Scenography and lighting Éric Soyer

Technical director Emmanuel Abate

Deputy Technical Director Thaïs Morel

Visual research / Costume design Isabelle Deffin

Design (creation) Tifenn Morvan, Karelle Durand, Lise Crétiaux

Creation of wigs and make-up Julie Poulain

Dress up Claire Lezer

Wigs Jean-Sebastien Merle

Sound François Leymarie, Philippe Perrin

Musical creation Antonin Leymarie

Original music recorded by Ève Rissier, Clément Petit, Isabelle Sorling, Benjamin Bailly, Justine Metral and Hélène Maréchaux

Dramaturgy Marion Boudier

Dramaturgy reinforcement Élodie Muselle

Assistant director Garance Rivoal

Assistant Observer Daniely Francisque

Reinforcement assistant Axel Cuisin, Lucia Trotta

Sound management Yann Priest

Lighting manager Julien Chatenet, Jean-Pierre Michel

Stage management Olivier Delachavonnery, Pierre-Yves Le Borgne

Set construction Ateliers de Nanterre-Amandiers

Furniture construction Thomas Ramon–ARTOM

With Prescillia Amany Kouamé, Jean-Édouard Bodziak, Elsa Bouchain, Justine Lou Dhouailly, Angélique Flaugère, Lucie Grunstein, Lucie Guien, Marion Levesque, Angéline Pelandakis, Lenni Prézelin


Production : Compagnie Louis Brouillard • Coproduction : Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre dramatique national ; La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle ; Comédie de Genève ; Festival d’Anjou ; La Criée – Théâtre National Marseille ; Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts du Canada-Ottawa ; La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse ; Le Théâtre Olympia – Centre dramatique national de Tours ; Malraux-Scène nationale Chambéry Savoie ; Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy ; Espace Jean Legendre – Théâtre de Compiègne ; La Comète – Scène nationale de Châlonsen- Champagne ; Le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes ; L’Estive – Scène nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège ; MC2 : Grenoble- Scène nationale ; Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord ; Théâtre de la Cité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie ; le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles et le National Taichung Theater • © Elisabeth Carecchio Action financée par la Région Île-de-France. Cette création bénéficie d’une aide du ministère de la Culture. La Compagnie Louis Brouillard reçoit le soutien du ministère de la Culture/DRAC Île-de-France et de la Région Île-de-France. Joël Pommerat et la Compagnie Louis Brouillard sont associés à Nanterre-Amandiers, à La Coursive / Scène nationale de La Rochelle, à la Comédie de Genève et au TNP/Théâtre National Populaire de Villeurbanne. Les textes de Joël Pommerat sont édités chez Actes Sud-Papiers. ©photo Elisabeth Carecchio

JULY 11, 12 & 13 AT 8 PM










5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris
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