THEATER: Andromaque in the spotlight… for connoisseurs and for dummies!


In its new programming for 2022, the Compagnie des Apatrides takes on a classic of the theatrical scene, namely "Andromaque" by Jean Racine... with an approach as unexpected as it is original. 

The challenge is crazy and only Audrey Duputié's talent as a director could take it up. Racine's greatest work, which repulses some and fascinates others, is known to be as complex as it is tortuous. A tragedy in five acts comprising 1648 alexandrines, the argument of the play can be summed up in one sentence: Orestes loves Hermione, who loves Pyrrhus, who loves Andromache, who loves Hector, who is dead. Six actors will take possession of the stage of the Théâtre de la Chapelle to present to the public an original adaptation of the famous masterpiece, namely the introduction of two presenters, interpreted by Perrine Lfranchie and Clément Borioli. The two narrators with a clownish tendency will have the immense task of guiding the spectators to the heart of the story: that of the children of Achilles, Hector, Helen and all the heroes of the Trojan War. Thanks to this clever idea, the public will only have to let themselves be carried away in the humor and simplicity, without the sometimes heavy weight of tragedy. With immense respect for the original work, the text is almost complete. The six actors interpret the eight characters of Racine with inconsiderate talent. Andromaque will be embodied by Aurélie Dubuis, Erwan Trotel who abandons his sound and light mixing table returns to the spotlights by interpreting Pyrrhus, Alexandre Ménard will become Orestes, Marie-Pierre Crespo will play the roles of Cléone and Phoenix, Elisabeth Rolland will share between the characters of Pylades and Céphise, and finally, it is with great joy that the public will find Audrey Duputié on stage, in the role of Hermione. The premiere will be held this Friday to a sold-out crowd and rumors are already swirling: it's a show that transports, upsets, and worse, it changes your mind about the tragedy of Racine. The icing on the cake, if you don't like the show, the Théâtre de la Chapelle is committed to refunding your tickets! _VX

Representations : 

Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12 at 19:30 p.m. – COMPLETE

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February at 19:30 p.m.

Ticket office open at the theater every evening from 18 p.m. to 19 p.m. (except  Saturday and Sunday)

Info: 0690 55 87 44 –

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