by Isabelle Adjani
© drawing: Jacques Verzier
Text: Olivier Steiner
Conception: Olivier Steiner & Emmanuel Lagarrigue
A woman dressed in a magnificent black dress is already on stage as the audience enters; her back to the light. She is lying in the center of a Tower-of-Babel-like installation comprised of twenty-four spotlights. The house lights are off, sounds and music fill the theater, flashes of bright light create a sense of space as we hear her voice on the phone… who is she? Isabelle Adjani? Marilyn Monroe? Both? None? What is this? Theatre? A pagan ceremony, an incantation, a call in the form of a prose poem? This is the story of a flickering star.
Portrait Isabelle Adjani: © Jean-Daniel Lorieux