On marronne ? (Si ça te dit, viens)


Adelaide is a woman who has left her homeland overnight to settle in a new land. She renews her circle of friends, who become almost a new family. But questions persist within her: What does she keep from her past? What will she renounce? What will she adopt again? Even those closest to her are unaware of the importance and difficulty of this quest for a new identity. Will she lose or discover herself in the process?

In this text by Gustave Akakpo, beyond the individual identity presented through the character of Adelaïde, we discover a whole series of questions about collective identity, history, memory and the mythologies of a people. On marronne? (If you feel like it, come along) is an invitation to step aside, to see myths no longer as good old-fashioned stories, but as a reality of identity that is essential if we are to find our place in the world.

Running time: 1h15

Content warnings: 16+ years

English subtitles available on our tablets at every performance.


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A co-production of Théâtre Cercle Molière (Winnipeg), Théâtre de l'Entonnoir (Kourou) and Alliance Française de Ziguinchor

Text Gustave Akakpo

Directed by Geneviève Pelletier

Assistant Director Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

With Blade Ali M'Baye, Marie-Josée Dandeneau, Jessica Martin, Amélie Pelletier-Lavack and Jason Santos

Stage Manager Sarah Lamoureux

Lighting design Tristan Olivier-Breiding

Sound design Marie-Josée Dandeneau

Additional music Blade Ali M'Baye

Costume design Marie-Rosette Mikulu

Choreography Emily Solstice-Tait

Dramaturgy Tomson, Highway, Emilie Malosse and Geneviève Pelletier

Illustration Jazz Aline


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