Sat 10 February - 20:30 - Théâtre du Casino Barrière - DEAUVILLE

Cultural Season - Marivaux - L’île des esclaves

Marivaux, brilliant in inverting situations and roles, imagines, in 1725, two pairs, masters and slaves, switching roles. How can former oppressed slaves emancipate without becoming oppressors themselves for revenge? A dynamic and modern setting. A delighting show.

Inspired by the Italian comedy and the social actuality of his time, Marivaux conceived his one-act comedy as a fable. It stages two masters and two servants, two pairs, a male and a female pair, shipwrecked on a desert island. The former slaves, freed from their masters, decide to create a Republic and their descendants set up a system of proofs aimed at making masters think about their behaviour.
How can we promote justness, or even democracy, in cruel and sudden emancipation conditions? At the end of the play, everybody takes his role back. The masters, having learned from this experience, promise to their slaves to end their sufferings, while the slaves manage to be more indulgent with their masters.

A show organized in Deauville with the support of ODIA- Normandie


Staging: Anne-Sophie Pauchet
Scenery: Arnaud Troalic
With Arnaud Troalic and Valérie Diome, Nadir Louatib, Manon Thorel, David Charcot, Olive Malleville
Music: Juliette Richards et Maxime Liberge
Lighting and video design: Maximilien Sautai and Geoffroy Duval
Sound direction: Théo Godefroid and Franck Mallet (alternatively)
Multimedia software designer: Quentin Nivromont
Costumes: Jennifer Lebrun
Stage director: Romain Renault
Staging assistant: Olive Malleville
Production and diffusion : Yaël Méchaly
The umpire chair was designed and made by Stéphanie Langard

Co-production: DSN - Dieppe Scène Nationale, Le Volcan - Scène Nationale du Havre, Le Rayon Vert - Scène conventionnée, Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, L’Archipel - Scène Conventionnée, Granville

Residences: CDN de Normandie Rouen,
Le Siroco – Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc
The company is contracted for all its artistic offer by Ville du Havre, Région Normandie, Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Normandie)
With the support of Département de Seine-Maritime