Vies de papier

At 3:10 pm

Running time: 1h20
at 3:10 pm: from July 5 to 26 - No performance: July 10, 17, 24


+33 (0)4 90 89 82 63

 Marionette / Theatre of object

From 11 years old

French language
  • Cardholder14 €
  • Full price20 €
  • Child (under 18s)8 €

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11, bd Raspail
84000 - Avignon - Venue map

Hall name: Salle 1
Seating Capacity: 220

  • Access to disabled
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bleachers

Premiere in Avignon

Show resume

One day, at a flea market in Brussels, Benoît Faivre and Tommy Laszlo came across a strange document: a family photo album. The photos portrayed the memories of a woman born in Germany in 1933. Who was this person named Christa? Why did our two artists immediately feel intimately linked to the album? How did the fate of this immigrant recall the path of each of their grandmothers? This was the start of a vast investigation. The artists crossed Europe to question Second World War experts, genealogists and their own families.
Here they are, before us on stage, to recreate the steps of this long-running investigation. They play the role of themselves and use the images of this album, videos and geographical maps. Close ties and surprising coincidences emerge. Little by little, like a dotted outline, the portrait of an unknown woman and that of a Europe still scarred by the last World War, appears. "Vies de Papier" [Paper Lives] give visible substance to the inextricable links between personal history and History "with an H for hatchet", as writer Georges Perec used to say.
In this performance, Benoît Faivre and Tommy Laszlo question the process which transforms the past into a memory: what do we choose to see, to keep, to accept or to flee?
Overwhelming!" TTT TÉLÉRAMA
"A particularly successful and upsetting performance" LE MONDE.FR
"Suspense, humour and poetry pleasantly punctuate this surprising show. This is powerful!" THÉÂTRE ACTU
"Tender and moving, accomplished and remarkably intelligent, this gem is a must-see." TOUTELACULTURE.COM
"A rare object you must see!" KOURANDART
"The fascinating story and excellent technique did not take from all the emotions felt along this journey. The audience was moved, won over and could not stop applauding." LE JSL

Artists / Staff

  • Directrice production/diffusion : Claire Girod
  • Responsable de la communication : Sandrine Hernandez
  • Musicien : Gabriel Fabing
  • Régisseuse : Assayag-Lion Marie-Jeanne
  • Présidente : Simon-Milburn Catherine
  • Administratrice : Burgun Aurélie

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CO-PRODUCTION : MarionNEttes, International Festival of Neuchatel; CCAM, National Theatre of Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy; La Méridienne, publicly-funded theatre of Lunéville; Espace Jéliote, publicly-funded theatre of Oloron-Sainte-Marie; Le Carreau, National Theatre of Forbach; TGP, publicly-funded theatre of Frouard; Mil Tamm, cultural project of Pays de Pontivy; T-Werk Potsdam; Le Sablier, Centre for Puppetry Arts; Moselle Arts Vivants; The City of Brussels; the City of Metz; Metz Métropole.
La Bande Passante is supported by the Grand-Est Regional Authority and by the city of Metz.