• Julien Bechara
  • Spectacle
  • 2012
  • 1h25

The main characters in Je disparais, Me and My friend, are two women who have to leave their country in a hurry. We’ll learn very little about this political background. Lygre’s favourite subject is the fragility of the self that one builds up – precarious, undermined by buried memories, haunted by other possible lives.
Emigrating, here, means not only leaving one’s comfortable life and one’s home, but also losing one’s bearings and identity. So, to ward off what threatens them, throughout their flight, Me and My friend invent strange role games. Arne Lygre’s playful and gripping writing interweaves the urgent situations they face and their fantastical scenarios to the point of vertigo.
What is the point of projecting themselves into other lives? Is it a matter of reappropriating their reality? Of warding off their disappearance?
In distress, what use is the imaginary? It is also because it asks these questions – about life and the theatre – that Stéphane Braunschweig chose this play.

  • Ex Nihilo
  • Marie Balducchi
  • La Colline - Théâtre National
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