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Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord – The Prisoner

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne: The Prisoner

Somewhere in the world a man is sitting alone in front of a prison.

Somewhere in the world a man is sitting alone in front of a prison.
Who is he ? Why is he sitting there in front of a prison.
Is it a deliberate choice? Is it a punishment? As for those who are inside, what crime have they committed? And what do they think of that man, facing them, free? Is he mad? Is he a fanatic? A criminel? What punishment for what crime?
What sort of justice is this? Who decided it? The man himself? Why is he allowed to stay there?
These are questions for those who who direct the prison, and for those who are locked up. Is the man looking for redemption? Has he visitors? Is he tempted to run away?
Through a series of workshops in various countries we are going to attempt to penetrate into the richness of all these themes.

In a series of workshops in different countries, Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne with the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord followed these diverse questions. Their search for answers brings them on stage: The Prisoner, swiss première at the Teatro Dimitri in Verscio.

Text and stage direction Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
Décor David Violi
Lightening Philippe Vialatte
With Hiran Abeysekera, Ery Nzaramba, Omar Silva, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Donald Sumpter
With the help of Alexander Zeldin and Tarell Alvin McCraney

General director and light design: Philippe Vialatte
Studio director: Thomas Becelewski
In charge of the production: Adeline Vicart

Production: C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Coproduction: National Theatre London ; The Grotowski Institute ; Yale Repertory Theatre; Theatre For A New Audience, New York.

From the age of 12.

Information about Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord can be found at www.bouffesdunord.com.

Ticket prices: Regular Fr. 75.-, Reduced Fr. 60.-

Interview with Peter Brook (in French):


Date: April 7, 2018
Time: 20:30


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Caraa du Teatro Dimitri 1
Verscio, Ticino 6653 Switzerland

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