Charles Berling / Mata Gabin

Theatre, 2018-19 season Theatre, 2018-19 season

Charles Berling / Mata Gabin

In the solitude of the cotton fields

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Grande Halle

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duration 1h15

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A dealer. A customer. These are the two characters of Bernard-Marie Koltès' play, one of the most hypnotic duets in contemporary theatrical literature. Between them a transaction takes place whose content is unknown. It is latent, in tension, saturated with desire, violence, visceral fears, chiseled words. In the darkness, Koltès speaks of our disqualifications, our power relations, our illegalities and our irrepressible, sensual, devouring desires. 

Charles Berling's staging shares Koltès' writing, brings the monologues into dialogue, places the characters and their solitudes in an immense setting, so entrenched to the audience that none of them emerge unscathed. The dealer is a drug dealer, played by Mata Gabin; Charles Berling is the customer. Their physical and verbal jousting is imprinted in our memories, and it is indelible.

Practical information


Grande Halle

From May, 15th to 17th
Every day at 8pm



Getting here

Porte de Pantin

Porte de la Villette - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

139, 150, 152 : Porte de la Villette

Parking Sud" Cité de la Musique"
PMR contactez le 01 40 03 75 75

Before every show the restaurant la Petite Halle is open.

Production credits

Production Le Liberté, scène nationale de Toulon
Coproduction Théâtre National de Strasbourg ; Théâtre du Gymnase, Marseille ; anthéa, antipolis théâtre d’antibes
Avec l’aide de la Spedidam
Créé au Théâtre National de Strasbourg le 1er octobre 2016
Auteur Bernard-Marie Koltès
Mise en scène Charles Berling
Conception du projet Charles BerlingLéonie Simaga
Collaboration artistique Alain Fromager
Décor Massimo Troncanetti
Lumières Marco Giusti
Son Sylvain Jacques
Assistante à la mise en scène Roxana Carrara
Regard chorégraphique Frank Micheletti
Avec Mata GabinCharles Berling

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