March 22 @20:00 - 22:00
Theater has always been part of Jacques Weber’s life. Passionate since his childhood, the actor has trodden during his almost 50 years of career the boards of the most famous French scenes. Being the spokesperson for great authors, making the link between their texts and the audience, that’s what drives it.
Hugo’s adventure in the bistro aims to bring the theater back into direct contact with the spectators, in the heart of where the daily exchanges are made: the bistro. This is the place where we go to feel good,
alone or in a group. A bit like the theater. Sometimes we love each other, sometimes we separate, we fight, we redo the world. Armed with the texts of Victor Hugo, the actor proposes another way of doing theater, spontaneous, impromptu, and invites the great author to the table of the spectators. It is 8:30 pm, tables and chairs of bistro are placed on stage. Jacques Weber arrives and invites himself to a table, then to another. He listens, provokes, responds. The silence is done, a scene is emerging …
It’s been 132 years since Victor Hugo was silent and yet his lyrics are more than ever echoing. The author of Les Miserables, of the Last Day of a Condemned Man, put his pen at the service of the debate of ideas. For Jacques Weber, “Hugo saw a thousand sides, inside, outside. Hugo writes, speaks to us live and provokes a great conversation. The world solicits him and he answers him on all the modes and all the forms. How often does his breath, his rhythm come to the help of tribunes of all kinds today? ”
At a time when the Republic is seeking, it is time to give the floor to one of his protector heroes and listen to “the dreamer sacred.”