Abîmés – quatre courtes pièces de Samuel Beckett
The avant-gardist Samuel Beckett, Nobel prize for literature, was able to create, through choreographies and installations, an unprecedented universe of “stains on silence,” by writing numerous short plays that he called “dramaticules.” The four plays presented by Joe Jack & John, What Where, Breath, Ohio Impromptu and Not I, tap into a theatre of the absurd, with characters without real personalities, that isolate and conceal themselves and then reappear. From the uneven breath of the actors, and from playing with codes of theatre, something unique is born, among beauty, pain and candor.
Abîmés is the first incursion of the company in a repertoire work. After being very successful at the Salle Fred-Barry, the show went on tour in the north of France.
Premiered on October 4, 2016 at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Salle Fred-Barry, Montreal.
Photos : Frédérique Ménard-Aubin