JAUNES ET ROUGES
BRILLENT LES ÉTOILES
CE N'ÉTAIT PAS DU VIN
Theater text written by Pénélope Bourque, directed by Véronique Bossé. This interactive play tells the love story between Blanche and Aimée. Blanche is a women's choir from which sometimes stands a voice, sometimes another. At times, all voices are indistinguishable. They are all the same and a thousand white at a time. They are ageless, but they are all waiting for death, bitter, quiet, or benevolent. They talk to each other, cut themselves off, say the same thing at the same time or keep silence. Blanche often speaks to the audience, sometimes to herself and almost always to Aimee, who is somewhere in the room, perhaps. Without a doubt.
In the play, the Ensemble, a women's chorus composed of Dorothée Berryman, Suzanne Garceau, Mireille Métellus and Béatrice Picard, tries to remind Aimé of the love at first sight when he met Blanche. at the residence where they all live. The choir of elders is caught in the game as if they were intimately part of this love story, but lived as at twenty, as if they were virgins, as if they had never had children, mourning or disappointment in the past eight decades. Aime is there too, shut up in his silence.
Productions UP enters phase two of the production of this play, after a year of exploration with interactive technologies.