Relocated performance at La Maison (de la Culture) of "Fantaisie musicale" in one act by Jacques Offenbach on a libretto by William Busnach and Ludovic Halèvy.
Excerpts from L'Ile de Tulipatan, Geneviève de Brabant, La Périchole, Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach and Les Mousquetaires au couvent by Louis Varney
Delegated production: Théâtre du Temps Pluriel
With : Joris Conquet, Delphine Dussaux, Alice Fagard and Franck Vincent
"A former manufacturer of sewing machines, Amilcar Rabastens is a pensioner. He is a single man in his fifties and is very attracted to the fairer sex. He is looking for a young and pretty replacement for his maid, whom he has just fired. At the same time, he forces his nephew, Gustave, to give up his girlfriend Catherine, known as Pomme d'Api, because for him relationships should not be long-term. Gustave, distraught and fearing for his inheritance, complies. But when his uncle's new maid shows up, Gustave immediately recognizes Pomme d'Api in her. He tries to win her back, but she is indifferent to his regrets
Pomme d'Api, an operetta written in 1873, is one of Offenbach's usual little gems. Often overshadowed by the major works that preceded it (Orpheus in the Underworld, The Rhine Fairies, Robinson Crusoe, etc.), it nevertheless has that special mixture of joy and exuberance that is so characteristic of Offenbach.
This new production takes the play out of its Second Empire roots by transposing the love triangle into the soft and colourful atmosphere of the 1960s. The play will question the notion of desire in our society in a surreal, funny and tender round, where the shadows of Magritte and Jacques Demy will hover.
A juicy, tasty, and uncalibrated apple!"