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HIDEOUS, STUPID AND PEDANTIC

A satire of French Cultural life

Created in January 2014

“The theatre is a rich fertilizer.” Valère Novarina

"Affreux, bêtes et pédants" ("Hideous, stupid and pedantic") draws up a fair portrait of the actors of French Culture, filled of self-mockery - a monsters gallery as a matter of fact. Preconceived ideas, common places, clichés, stereotypes and stupidity are the materials of this acid and jubilant fresco around our animated jobs. This show which text is the result of a collective writing, wants to reveal to the audiences the torments of creation, and reappearing its grotesque dimension.

The program of this massacre game: a debate with the spectators, a rehearsal that turns to the torture session, a seasonal presentation, an artist exposing his project to a programmer ... So many situations that allow us to testify to the functioning a troop in its most pathetic and sordid aspects, from the stage to the dressing rooms, through the office and outside appointments.

Our behind the scene is universal. Through performing arts society, this show denounces some of the most pathetic postures and impostures of human society.

Jérémie Le Louët