by Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Nâzim Boudjenah


26 January 5 March 2017



2017-01-26 00:00:00 2017-03-05 00:00:00

An old man, accompanied by a stranger who has just found the body of a young girl who drowned, must announce the tragic event to the family.

Through the windows of the isolated house, they observe the father, mother and two other daughters who are calmly waiting. As the procession of villagers approaches, the old man cannot find it within him to cross the threshold and break the harmony: “They are so secure in their little life, and they do not realise that so many others know more of it than they; and that I, poor old man, standing two steps from their door, hold all their little happiness, like a wounded bird, in the hollow of my old hands, and dare not open them...”
Nâzim Boudjenah is a pensionnaire of the Comédie-Française, where he devised and performed a dazzling Season in Hell after Rimbaud. For his staging of Interior he has entrusted the scenography to Marc Lainé. Following Maeterlinck, for whom every gesture behind glass is “spiritualised by distance”, windows become the tool of exploration of the human soul, bringing to mind the author’s entomological studies on ants or bees. In attempting to make out distant silhouettes, the invisible movements of the spirit are revealed, and the mystery of being is revealed. This exchange between the old man, a sort of celestial tramp, and the stranger, a solitary young traveller, give rise to a discourse on life where the relationship with death is no longer hidden.

Creative team

Mise en scène : Nâzim Boudjenah
Scénographie : Marc Lainé
Lumières : Thomas Veyssiere
Animation vidéo : Richard Le Bihan
Création graphique : Stephan Zimmerli
Musiques originales : Bruno Le Bris
Assistanat à la mise en scène : Charles Ségard-Noirclère


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