Marion Duval / Camille Mermet / Aurélien Patouillard

Avant la retraite by Thomas Bernhard

Theatre | ~2h30 with intermission | Eng. Sub.
Price: CHF 15.- (except special prices)
Thursday 19.03, 19h30
Friday 20.03, 19h30
Saturday 21.03, 19h30
Wednesday 25.03, 20h
Thursday 26.03, 20h
Friday 27.03, 18h30
Saturday 28.03, 14h30
Sunday 29.03, 16h
A trio of degenerate siblings, stuck in their family home and waiting unbearably for the time to come. Time for retirement and long journeys. Time to celebrate Himmler’s birthday, like every year.

Our father taught us mistrust
how right we were
to listen to him
Stuck in the family home, degenerate siblings Vera, Clara and Rudolf celebrate Himmler’s birthday. They are waiting for their retirement, a time in which they will be able to do it out in the open, again. This play is odious, warn the artists: it puts us in mind of a laxative designed to expel the dreams of innocence that Austrian society has cultivated in its bowels since the end of the war.

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Acting & direction:
Marion Duval
Camille Mermet
Aurélien Patouillard
Thomas Bernhard
Claude Porcell, L’Arche éditeur
Literary collaborators:
Camille Luscher
Delphine Abrecht
Stage design & light design:
Florian Leduc
Artistic collaboration:
Louis Bonard
Stage design assistant:
Marine Brosse
Severine Besson
Hair & make up:
Emmanuelle Olivet Pellegrin
Musical direction:
Louis Bonard
Sound design:
Diane Blondeau
Anthony Revillard

Giles Foreman
Giorgio Palma (KKuK)
Adina Secretan
Frank Vercruyssen

Support: Ville de Lausanne, Loterie Romande, Fondation Ernst Goehner, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Pro Helvetia, Migros Pour-cent culturel, Interpretensitftung

Production: Zooscope Productions, Chris Cadillac, personne

Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Genève, Centre de Culture ABC, La Chaux-de- Fonds.