Festival du Théâtre National de Bretagne.
Adapted from Valérie Mréjen's story of the same name, L'Agrume scatters reminiscences and points of view like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a map of the memory of love. A funny, offbeat investigation in search of lost time.
It's the story of a story: Valérie meets Bruno, with whom she wholeheartedly wants to live as a couple. But he "prefers not to" and the couple break up. Some time later, the lover revisits this episode, with its uncertain chronology, through notes, tasty anecdotes and sometimes minute traces. Somewhere between naivety and humour, L'Agrume is the story of a relationship full of discrepancies, gaps and hypotheses.
Director Mélissa Barbaud and actress Marie-Bénédicte Cazeneuve's working method embraces the fragmented and patchy nature of the story, scattered across a myriad of post-it notes and then pieced together from memory. These little sticky squares invade the stage like so many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that the audience is invited to piece together as they guess and remember. Their vision and playful relationship with time are in keeping with the work of Valérie Mréjen, writer, director and visual artist, associate artist at the TNB.
Saturdays 18 and 25 November and Sunday 19 November at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes at 11am and 3pm, and a meeting with Valérie Mréjen and Melissa Barbaud at 6pm.
Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November at 7pm at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rennes.