Théâtre de la Ville – Paris
Young people of today take us back in time, immersing us in Italy’s era of 1969 to 1982 of violent political upheaval.
Part of the Chantiers d’Europe programme 2019.
Young directors Édouard Pénaud and Camille Constantin explore a historical perspective of Italy, focusing in particular on the period during the 1970s known as the Years of Lead. To ensure that they give a faithful account of this episode in history, while still keeping an eye on its contemporary relevance, the two creators have conceived a play in three acts: seeds of rebellion, armed struggle, and the end to hostilities. Echoing current reassessments of capitalism, can theatre raise awareness and lead us to a better future?
Édouard Pénaud and Camille Constantin are two young graduates of the Acting and Stage Directing programme at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), and are backed by the French National Youth Theatre. This structure, created in 1971, is a non-profit association whose principal mission is to accompany, over the course of three years, graduates of the CNSAD and the École supérieure d’art dramatique of the National Theatre of Strasbourg (École du TNS) in order to aid their transition into professional work.
Une Histoire Italienne will be running as part of the JT19 Festival, in partnership with the Jeune théâtre national (French National Youth Theatre) and the Théâtre de la Cité internationale.
29 May, 7pm, 2019
Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin Studio
Excerpts from the performance
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1/3 - Performance at Espace Cardin - Studio
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CréditsBased on Brigades Rouges, Une Histoire Italienne from Mario Moretti, Rossana Rossanda, Carla Mosca Camille Constantin, Édouard Pénaud Directing Julien Lopato, Martin Van Eeckhoodt, Lola Sergent Artistic collaboration With Manika Auxire, Amandine Gay, Malek Lamraoui, Lorenzo Lefebvre, Jeremy Lewin, Emma Meunier