A short metaphysical play, La Dispute intends to reveal who is guilty of the first infidelity, the man or the woman.
Marivaux evades the question and offers us an Eden without original fault.
La Dispute is a rarity: female characters, in disarming freedom, state their desires, their impulses, their expectations, without submission, without resignation, without guilt, perfectly free of complexes. With a subtle mixture of lucidity and lightness, avoiding both blissful optimism and outrageous pessimism, Marivaux distances and defuses the cruelties of our sentimental lives.
This Dispute reconciles.
Agnès Régolo takes hold of the work with finesse, giving it a timeless character. The happiness of the exultant bodies, the dances, the ingenious stage design, everything is combined in a sustained rhythm with communicative jubilation. A brilliant hymn to the theatre and to life!
Directed by Agnès Régolo; cast Salim-Eric Abdeljalil, Rosalie Comby, Antoine Laudet, Kristof Lorion, Edith Mailaender, Catherine Monin; choreography by Georges Appaix; lighting and set design by Erick Priano; costumes by Christian Burle; music by Guillaume Saurel; additional texts by Anton Chekhov