Starting from Rimbaud’s poetry, we have tried to project ourselves in a space that could have been the very depths of the world, a space of loneliness and thought that would make voice and speech much more profound.
We are inside Rimbaud’s mind, we are listening to his inner voice, to the impulses of his soul, to his memories and despairs – a mental space, abstract, but made of elements coming from Rimbaud’s everyday life and memories.
We made the choice of a quite simple stage design, handing over to the actor’s voice and possibly resonating, at the same time, with the different sets of themes explored by the text: Travels, sea, solitude, as well as... Hell...
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"A Season in Hell"
Text : Arthur Rimbaud
Director : Ulysse di Gregorio
Scenography : Benjamin Gabri
Costume : Salvador Mateu Andujar
With : Jean-Quentin Châtelain
Production / Co-productionProduction : K Samka - Co-production : Théâtre Montansier (Versailles - France)
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Jean-Quentin Châtelain - A Season in Hell - Photo Simone Perolari
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Tour dates• 11 January 2018 - Ajaccio (France-2A)
• 18 January 2018 - Théâtre de L’arsenal - Val de Rueil (France-27)
• 26 January 2018 - Saint Brice sous forêt (France-95)
• 2 February 2018 - Châteaudun (France-28)
• From 6 to 29 July 2018 - 11h00 (except Mondays) - Théâtre des Halles (La Chapelle) - Avignon (France-84)