World premiere | Coproduction
Lacrima
Caroline Guiela Nguyen
EUR 55 / 45 / 35 / 25 / 15
English, French, Tamil, with German and English surtitles
approx. 2 hrs. 45 min.
World premiere | Coproduction This event is in the past
Dates
30 May
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
31 May
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
30 May
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
31 May
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
© Jean Louis Fernandez
© Jean Louis Fernandez
© Jean Louis Fernandez

An Haute Couture house receives the unusual commission by the British princess to design a wedding dress. During eight months, various people are working on different parts of this secret project without knowing of the final product: the pattern maker in Paris, the lacemaker in Normandy and the hand embroiderer in Mumbai. With her very first work shown in Vienna, French director Caroline Guiela Nguyen tells a story of structural and private violence at hand of the creation of a royal bridal gown. It is a utopian act: while all those involved are in reality obliged to silence, their fates and dreams are being narrated on stage. Guiela Nguyen skilfully presents a touching meditation about the tears (italian lacrimas) that are concealed behind overwhelming beauty.

30 seconds with Caroline Guiela Nguyen

Artistic Team

Text, Direction Caroline Guiela Nguyen Translation (English,Tamil) Nadia Bourgeois, Carl Holland, Rajarajeswari Parisot With Dan Artus, Dinah Bellity, Natasha Cashman, Charles Vinoth Irudhayaraj, Anaele Jan Kerguistel, Maud Le Grevellec, Liliane Lipau / Michèle Goddet, Nanii, Raji Parisot, Vasanth Selvam and on film Louise Marcia Blévins, Kathy Packianathan, Fleur Sulmont as well as the voices of Louise Marcia Blévins, Myriam Divin, Jessica Herbich Artistic collaboration Paola Secret Scenography Alice Duchange Costumes Benjamin Moreau Light design Mathilde Chamoux, Jérémie Papin Sound design Antoine Richard Sound design assistance Thibault Farineau Music Jean-Baptiste Cognet, Teddy Gauliat-Pitois, Antoine Richard Video Jérémie Scheidler Collaboration video Marina Masquelier Casting Lola Diane Régie générale Stéphane Descombes, Xavier Lazarini Dramaturgy interns Louison Ryser, Tristan Schinz as part of the drama school of the Théâtre National du Strasbourg Direction intern Iris Baldoureaux-Fredon Sound design intern Ella Bellone Assistance dramaturgy Hugo Soubise Artistic counselling Noémie de Lapparent Stage and costumes manufacturing Workshops of the Théâtre National du Strasbourg

Production

Production Théâtre National de Strasbourg Coproduction Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien, Festival TransAmériques de Montréal, Comédie – Centre dramatique national de Reims, Points communs – Nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise / Val d’Oise, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Centro Drámatico Nacional (Madrid), Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Théâtre de Liège, Théâtre National de Bretagne Supported by Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Théâtre Ouvert, Maison Jacques Copeau, Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Comédie-Française, Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon and the Atelier-Conservatoire National du Point d'Alençon, Institut Français New Delhi and Alliance française de Mumbaï Thanks to Valérie Rey-Robert, Louise Miragliese, Carole Keruzore, Docteur Ghada Hatem-Gantzer, Adama-Sira Le Blay, Ernestine Ronai, Christelle Taraud, Michèle Rigault, Magali Morales, Anne Lassale, Clémentine Chevalier, Malorie Triolet, Samuel Bony, Johanna Mauboussin, Brigitte Lefèbvre, Fatima Le Griguer, Dr Ritu Sethi, Amandine Roggeman, Stéphane Doutrelant, Raj Anand, Shama Thakare, Maxiliano Modesti, Konarak Navin Salian, Arun Jothi, Nathalie Frost, Llyod Fernandes, Constantin Leblan, Maya Sundarakrishnan, James Ferreira, Camille Nozay, Zahra Abdollahi, Danielle Songué, Anne-Lise Mary, Lucie Briffaut, Noémie Salgues, Victoria Patricot, Sorcadh McCarthy, Odile McCarthy, Anna Marc-Wecker, Zelda Perez, Thomas Bloch, Ana Reverdito-Hass, the team of Hommes Approximatifs - Elsa Hummel-Zongo, Stéphane Triolet, Xavier Lazarini, Coline Loger, Carla Hérin, Isabelle Nougier, Eloise Royer; Laurent Guiela, Alexis, Liv Armengol, the team of Théâtre National de Strasbourg

Premiere May 2024, Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien

Please note

Recommended for ages 16+
This play addresses mental violence and suicide.

Acknowledgement

The performances in Vienna are supported by Institut francais d’Autriche.

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