By the Théâtre de l'Accalmie.
War is everywhere in the world. "Never again! This is the cry from the heart that the horrors of the wars of the 20th century seemed to have provoked in the four corners of the globe. Commemoration policies are intensifying; "national days" are multiplying, museums are opening in large numbers.
And yet, war is still everywhere. Is the work of remembrance not enough to turn people away from hatred, contempt and senseless conflicts?
So we must say and repeat in simple words the absurdity of war and the thirst for peace of men.
"Natasha", by Jean-Louis BOURDON, brings into play, and with malice, the difficulty of beings to get along, the long road towards tolerance and the utopia of a war won with poetic acts.
The dialogue is lively; the characters are endearing. There is something of the Beckettian clowns in their exchanges: a form of desperate pessimism about human nature where humour, derision and the grotesque express a great love for Humanity.
A seemingly absurd theatre that relies on the political and even moral virtues of laughter.