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Didier Bezace - The Sneijder Case

  • Didier Bezace - The Sneijder Case
  • Didier Bezace - The Sneijder Case
  • Didier Bezace - The Sneijder Case
  • Didier Bezace - The Sneijder Case

Photo Nathalie Hervieux

Portrait Didier Bezace
Above all, The Sneijder Case is the portrait of a wounded man, the only fragile survivor from a dreadful lift accident. This tragic event makes him to look at the world around him, at the people inhabiting it, with a new lucidity. Paul Sneijder is not a warrior, he just tries to survive, to understand the irrepressible and mechanical verticality of the world as well as its tragic consequences for him. Struggling against this time bomb, this diabolical machine, he persists in remaining himself, he resigns from a working life consonant with the rules of a decent conformist society that forgives him not for this deviancy. With the excuse of treating him, they keep watch over him…

"As hilarious as desperate" was the comment of the press when the book came out in 2012. Indeed, it’s a combination of funniness, deep anxiety, weird comicalness and nasty hypocrisy that could make of this narrative, on stage, a comedy of disenchantment, mingled with humour and bitterness.

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"The Sneijder Case"

According to The Sneijder Case (Le cas Sneijder) of Jean-Paul Dubois,
© Éditions de l’Olivier, 2011 and Editions Point.

Adapted and directed by Didier Bezace

With :
Pierre Arditi (creation 2017) / Didier Bezace (on tour 2018), Paul Sneijder
Sylvie Debrun, Anna Keller, Paul Sneijder's wife
Morgane Fourcault, Marie, fille de Paul Sneijder's daughter
Thierry Gibault, Yorgos Charisteas
Philippe Morier-Genoud, Charles Wagner-Leblond
Fox, Charlie
And voices of Aurélien Gabrielli and Matthias Hejnar, Nicolas

Artistic collaborator and design : Dyssia Loubatière
Dramaturgy : Laurent Caillon
Stage designer : Jean Haas & Didier Bezace
Lights : Dominique Fortin
Sound design : Pierre Bodeux
Music : Olivier Lecoeur, Reynaldo Hahn, Didier Squiban, Terje Rypdal & David Darling
Costumes : Cidalia da Costa, with Anne Yarmola
Make-up and hairstyle : Cécile Kretschmar
Animal coach : Max Crochet, Fabrice Kein
Sets manufacture : Atelier Devineau
Stage & lignt manager : Léo Thévenon
Stage director : Jeanne Putelat
Sound engineer : Pierre Bodeux
Props : Amina Rezig
Dresser, makeup : Liza Winzelle

Production - Co-production

L’Entêtement Amoureux, Compagnie Didier Bezace; Théâtre de l'Atelier; Théâtre des Célestins – Lyon; La Coursive de La Rochelle; Groupe Michel Boucau; Théâtre de Versailles; Théâtre-Sénart, Scène nationale; Châteauvallon-Scène Nationale; with the artistic support of Jeune Théâtre National.
Creation residence in 2016 at La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon (France-30), Centre national des écritures du spectacle.
With the artistic support of Jeune Théâtre National.
L’Entêtement Amoureux, Didier Bezace company is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication

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The Sneijder Case

Tour dates

Show available for touring from September 2018 to March 2019

Creation Dyssia Loubatière / Didier Bezace

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