40° SOUS ZÉRO (The homosexual or The difficulty to express oneself + The four twins)
5 to 25 July
21h35 à 23h50
Respite on 11, 18, Including shuttle time
About 40° SOUS ZÉRO (The homosexual or The difficulty to express oneself + The four twins)
Following « Le Chien, la Nuit et le Couteau » (Manufacture 2017) the Munstrum Théâtre presents a new creation. These two freezing plays put up the fratricidal struggles of cruel and extravagant characters on the fringe of society and humankind. Here, it’s sex-change galore and you snuff it to get a better rebirth, in a post-apocalyptical ballet, trash and exhilarating. Through a cheerful and devastating trance, the Munstrum celebrates a theatre mixing disaster and laughter, a theatre about the end of the impossible, a theatre where revolution might happen at last.
The director Louis Arene
Louis Arene is actor, stage director et painter. Following the « Conservatoire National » school, he became actor at the « Comédie-Française » (2012-2016) where he played and directed. In 2012, he founded the « Munstrum Theatre » along with Lionel Lingelser, company associated with la “Scène Nationale de Mulhouse”. Their former creation is M. von Mayenburg’s "Le Chien, La Nuit et le Couteau".
"Le Munstrum Théâtre has set the play on a futuristic planet where you meet the drag-queens dear to Copi, and his theatre has lost nothing of his flavour in Louis Arene’s directing."
"Louis Arene, Lionel Lingelser, Sophie Botte, Delphine Cottu, Olivia Dalric, Alexandre Éthève et François Praud are quite simply remarquable. Whether they sing revisited « classics » from Radiohead or Michel Berger, whether they die and come back to life in a sort of never-ending trance, whether they slice themselves on the kitchen table, whether they discourse upon copulation or recall their love dreams, they display such a magnetic force that you can’t take your eyes off them one second, and the unavoidable parting in the end is heartbreaking."
"Madness ! Excess ! Talent ! To put up Copi on stage today is a tough gamble, challenged here by the aptly named Munstrum Theatre with a stunning maestria and every moment exultation. A successful outcome!"
"The whole builds up a show completely bonkers, out of time. The actors, all remarquable and unrecognizable under their second skin, portray wonderfully these characters disoriented by the world’s cruelty."
"Grand irreverence. We witness, with an admiration not experienced for ages, the perfect interlocking between text and directing, since the dark blazing dynamite of Copi’s mind on well thinking finds its grand finale, its soul disclosure, in the burlesque of others : the disturbing “Munstrum” characters."