The paradoxical depths of human relations

Nous pour un moment

Stéphane Braunschweig, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe

Twenty characters cross paths in increasingly brief encounters over six different stories. Are they ‘a friend’, ‘an acquaintance’, ‘a stranger’ or even ‘an enemy’ to the other? The roles they play in each other’s lives keep changing: one moment they satisfy a temporary need the other person has, the next they pose a threat. The position that people occupy on the chessboard of human relationships changes constantly. In Nous pour un moment, director Stéphane Braunschweig playfully explores the instability of modern relationships and identities. Someone can be a woman’s lover one moment, and the enemy who leaves her for someone else the next. Every interaction is doomed to be interrupted; the enemy is never far off.

Credits

text
Arne Lygre
direction, set
Stéphane Braunschweig
translation
Stéphane Braunschweig, Astrid Schenka
artistic collaboration
Anne-Françoise Benhamou
light
Marion Hewlett
costumes
Thibault Vancraenenbrœck
sound
Xavier Jacquot
hair & make-up
Karine Guillem
assistant director
Yannaï Plettener
cast
Anne Cantineau, Virginie Colemyn, Cécile Coustillac, Glenn Marausse, Pierric Plathier, Chloé Réjon, Jean-Philippe Vidal