From age 15.
A customer orders a drink, the waiter arrives. And then the drama begins. Played and replayed, between streams of words and absolute silence, the scene is turned upside down. A nightmarish spiral? A grotesque farce? The balance of power is reversed, and it becomes impossible to know who is the victim or the executioner, the master or the slave. In the kitchen, Tim Etchells concocts a performance as funny as it is explosive, skilfully executed by the duo Bert & Nasi. Using rehearsals, carefully crafted improvisations and a sense of burlesque, the story takes us on a versatile ride, opening up an infinite variety of possibilities. The Addition is a new creation by writer and director Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) in collaboration with performance duo Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Bert & Nasi). The project was born out of an invitation from the Festival IN d'Avignon to create a piece in a touring format, with a light technical set-up to engage in dialogue with multiple audiences in the Avignon region. This new creation, L'Addition, is a surprising and unexpected collaboration that combines the usual rigour and risk-taking of Etchells' staging with the energy, inventiveness and theatrical joy that characterise Bert & Nasi's work. Premieres on 7 July 2023 on tour at the Festival IN d'Avignon.
Concept, text and direction: Tim ETCHELLS
Production: Festival in d'Avignon
Coproduced by GRRRANIT SN.