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Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away


  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
  • Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away

Photo Antoine Agoudjian


"The Storks Fly Away" is the third part of a trilogy that tells the story of three generations of a family that lives somewhere on the Mediterranean.
The Trilogy, published by Actes Sud – Papiers, had started with Penelope O Penelope (created in 2008 at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, won Prize of the Critics). It relates the loving obstinacy of a wife waiting for the return of her husband, gone to war. Then came The Last of the Farting Days (created in 2013 at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Marseille and at Les Amandiers CDN of Nanterre, nominated for the Molière's 2014 – French speaking living author). It tells the way the girls of the family liberate themselves from patriarchate, at home and in religion.
The Storks Fly Away (created at the end of February 2017 at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Marseille) takes place, in fact, in the middle od this trilogy; This last part recounts the family torn by war, the sinking world, the paradise lost.

In this trilogy, I created a unity of place: Mediterranean, or to be more precise: the quarter. I do not name any country and lose my way in an imaginary geography. I keep being hazy, that’s why the names I give my characters are free from any connotation - I was about to say, from any copyright – free from any national or religious connotation. Zéla, Astrig, Théos, Vava, Aris, Minas, Dina, all are names that circumvent the certainties and fears the wars cause today. I confuse the issue in order to let the spectator’s mind make concessions, dump some ballast. For sure, I’m not a strategist in drama, but I want to avoid interference, I want to leave the listeners free in their choice, I want to avoid inciting them to keep those sectarian "believes", that dismissal of reality that the media, greedy for sensational stories, distil for them day-to-day. The whole approach, which is almost a stratagem, consists in defusing the certainties of those who think they know. It allows me to be frontal in my writing, it gives me the intimate space of the close-up, the space of the fight hand-to-hand. It permits me the verbal brutality and the distance brought by lyricism. I had let hang the vague, now I let hang the doubt over the matter. I let it settle in everybody’s sky, and I do it on purpose. I "relocate" war and let the spectator fix the place in his own imaginative world, according to his own topicality. I want him to turn his back on what he supposedly knows – this knowledge having been imposed upon him surreptitiously or not – I want him to start deciphering his own cartography, the one of his own thought. I want him to get lost and I want to leave him free to choose to end up in the epicentre of the conflict. The imaginative world can’t be conquered by flags, by deadly believes, by monocyclic legends. My Mediterranean has no borders, no standards, my Mediterranean is a song murmured for centuries, centuries to be...
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Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away

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The Storks Fly Away

A "local" dark comedy by Simon Abkarian


"The Storks Fly Away" will be published on 12th of March 2017 at Actes Sud-Papiers

With :

Simon Abkarian : Theos
Maral Abkarian : La femme en colère
Ariane Ascaride : Nouritsa
Serge Avédikian : Fado
Assaâd Bouab : Aris
Pauline Caupenne : Dinah
Laurent Clauwaert : Culasse & Barbe rouge
Marie Fabre : Vava
Victor Fradet : Elias & Gâchette
Eric Leconte : Artine
Eliot Maurel : Crevette & Manoche
Océane Mozas : Zéla
Clara Noël : Orna
Chloé Réjon : Astrig
Catherine Schaub : Sandra & Dr Suza
Igor Skreblin : Xenos

Simon Abkarian : Writing & Direction
Pierre Ziadé : Visual consulting
Jean-Michel Bauer : Lighting
Antoine de Giuli : Sound & Video designer
Noëlle Ginefri-Corbel : Set
Pierre-Yves Froehlich : Stage manager
Philippe Jasko : Props
Laurent Clauwaert & Maral Abkarian : Managers
Anne-Marie Giacalone : Costumes


Production / Co-production

Production : K Samka / Co-production : Théâtre Gymnase-Bernardines - Marseille, Théâtre National - Toulouse & Théâtre de L’Union CDN - Limoges. With the artistic support of the ESAD.

Creation dates

Creation at Théâtre du Gymnase - Marseille from 28 February to 4 March 2017
Théâtre National - Toulouse from 7 to 11 March 2017 (with "The last of the fasting days" from 14 to 18 March 2017)
Théâtre National - Nice 28 & 29 March 2017 (with "The last of the fasting days" 31st March & 1st April 2017)
Théâtre Liberté - Toulon 5 & 6 April 2017
Théâtre de L’Union, CDN - Limoges from 11 to 14 April 2017
La Comédie de Picardie - Amiens from 26 to 28 April 2017

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Tour dates

Creation 28 February 2017 - Théâtre du Gymnase - Marseille (France - 13)
28 February to 4 March 2017 - Théâtre du Gymnase - Marseille (France - 13)
7 to 11 March 2017 - Théâtre National - Toulouse (France - 31)
28 & 29 March - Théâtre National - Nice (France - 06)
5 & 6 April - Théâtre Liberté - Toulon (France - 83)
11 to 14 April - CDN Théâtre de L'union - Limoges (France - 87)
26 to 28 April - Comédie de Picardie - Amiens (France - 80)

Also touring

Trilogy of Simon Abkarian :
The last of the fasting days / The Storks Fly Away / Penelope O Penelope

Simon Abkarian - The Storks Fly Away
The Storks Fly Away
- CREATION 2017 -
Simon Abkarian - The last of the fasting days
The last of
the fasting days
- CREATION 2013 -
Simon Abkarian - Penelope O Penelope
Penelope O Penelope
- CREATION 2018 -

Trilogy is avalaible in Autumn 2018 after the next creation of Penelope O Penelope
in September/October 2018 at Théâtre du Soleil - Cartoucherie de Vincennes - Paris (France - 12)
The last of the fasting days & The Storks Fly Away are avalaibles for touring season 2018-2019

Also avalaible for touring 2018-2019 :
Simon Abkarian
Julien Maurel
Simon Abkarian - Magic Julius Show
Magic Julius Show
- CREATION 2016 -


Creation


"Penelope O Penelope"

Simon Abkarian - Penelope O Penelope - Creation
Creation Autumn 2018
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Link to Romane Bohringer / Lisa Schuster
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Link to Laurie Cannac's biography
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Link to David Géry et Agnès Sourdillon's biography
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Link to Dan Jemmett's biography
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Link to Franck Lepage's biography
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Link to Nicolas Saelens's biography
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Link to Ilka Schönbein's biography
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Link to Patrick Sims's biography
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Les Antliaclastes
Link to Compagnons d'Ulysse's biography
Ulysse's Companions


Contact

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