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SPECTACLES

13 nov
— 15 nov 2019

JERK

DENNIS COOPER / GISÈLE VIENNE

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Théâtre / Performance
Métamorphoses / Écologie
Festival Semaine 2

Festival TNB

Artiste associée

WED 13 11 7:00PM
THU 14 11 7:00PM
FRI 15 11 7:00PM

Outdoors

Salle Gabily

Rennes

Duration 55 min

On tour for its final season, the TNB is pleased to host the cult Gisèle Vienne’s show: Jerk.

The play is an imaginary, rather bizarre, yet funny and poetical reconstruction of the crimes of the American serial killer, Dean Corll and his two adolescent accomplices, David Brooks and Wayne Henley. Together the three were responsible for the deaths of some 20 boys in the mid-1970s in Texas. The staging of Dennis Cooper’s text takes the form of a solo performance for a smoothtalking puppeteer. Facing the audience, motionless on a chair, arms dangling by his side, Jonathan Capdevielle plays the serial killer. But not just him… His breathtaking performance baffles the spectator’s lasting perception of what is real and what is normal.

ABOUT

Gisèle Vienne is a TNB associate artiste. She presented her reprise of Kindertotenlieder during the 2017 TNB Festival, and Crowd in the 2018 edition.

Outdoors

Salle Gabily

Rennes

Duration 55 min

Conception and direction
GISÈLE VIENNE
Text and dramaturgy
DENNIS COOPER
Original music
PETER REHBERG
EL MUNDO FRIO DE CORRUPTED
Lights
PATRICK RIOU
Created in collaboration with
JONATHAN CAPDEVIELLE
Voices
CATHERINE ROBBE-GRILLET
SERGE RAMON
Fashion design
STEPHEN O’MALLEY
JEAN-LUC VERNA
Puppets
GISÈLE VIENNE
DOROTHÉA VIENNE POLLAK


With
JONATHAN CAPDEVIELLE

 

Production : DACM with the collaboration of Quartz Scène nationale de Brest.
Coproduction : Le Quartz Scène nationale de Brest ; Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort ; Centro Parraga –Murcia.