La petite fille de Monsieur Linh
studio - phénix
- Thu. 15 March. > 6 pm
- Fri. 16 March. > 6 pm
- Sat. 17 March. > 6 pm
tarif A 23 € / 20 € / 18 € / 16 €
carte phénix 18 € / 14 € / 10 €
In the second part of a diptych on the foreigner in European contemporary history, Guy Cassiers adapts on stage Philippe Claudel’s touching novel. A humble poetic story in which is shown the unspeakable pain of a man forced to leave his country ravaged by war.
Published in 2005, Guy Cassiers’ work tells the story of a man in search of a better future for his granddaughter, far away from the horrors of the war. Mister Linh is feeling uprooted till the day he meets Mister Bark who talks about his wife who died recently. Every day, they meet in the same park, they sit on the same bench and Linh carefully listens, with his granddaughter sitting on his lap. One day, they are moved to a closed institution somewhere in the city… Guy Cassiers broaches the question of exodus from a intimate and fragile angle, showing the impossibility to forget the past and the necessity to live with memories. Halfway between Elfriede Jelinek’s blunt political cry (Borderline) and Philippe Claudel’s traumatic pain comes Guy Cassiers’ great sensibility.
with Jérôme Kircher
French premiere > coproduction le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création, MC93 − Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), Espaces Malraux − Chambéry (FR), La Rose des Vents − Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR) et Espaces Pluriels − Pau (FR)
Every year, the European creative Hub initiates a few cooperations with world famous artists. Such collaborations enable the project to circulate more widely. The artists are the driving force in the emerging artists’ development. Guy Cassiers is a master director in today’s European theatre. Throughout the next season, the European creative hub will be building a partnership with him on the migration issue. It will be the opportunity to present two of his plays, Borderline in October and La petite fille de Monsieur Linh in March. A Belgian version of the Iraqi refugee and artist Mokkhallad Rassem’s Soulseekers will also be performed. He will also meet the local refugees. Guy Cassiers is also a mentor to Laurent Bazin who will present L’Amour et les forêts, inspired from Eric Reinhardt’s novel.