The theater company “Le Theatre de l’Oiseau Tonnerre” is delighted to announce that it will be performing a theatrical adaptation of the modern French novel “La Chute” – “The Fall” by French Nobel Prize Albert Camus, at the Alliance Francaise, Dubai on Thursday March 12th, 2015.
“The Fall” is the confession of a dandy who can’t bear to be judged.
Albert Camus answers his detractors and paints the portrait of a charismatic man on the edge of the abyss.
A language of exceptional depth by the French Nobel Prize. An intense monologue.
Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a restless soul. Over the course of several nights, he confesses the twists and turns of his life to a strange mute listener. From depicting his first successes as a lawyer, he quickly goes on to denounce all the hypocrisies and the alienations of his life in a lament combining guilt and self-loathing. « The Fall » is the glittering portrait of a man who has glimpsed the nothingness of his existence. But behind its disillusionment, this narrative speaks about our human condition, its absurdity, and also its lost innocence. A studied set of videos and a pounding music will evoke the noxious atmosphere of the canals of Amsterdam, where the dandy tries to survive.
Stage direction: Alice Safran
Stage design: Olivier Meynard
With: Alice Safran
With the support of the French Alliance of Dubai
The play will be in the French language. For adults and children from age 13.