L' ENDORMEUSE or THE MAGIC COACH
by Guy de Maupassant
A philosophical thriller.
A tale of genius by the father of the modern short story.
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY: Agelita Tsougou
ORIGINIAL MUSIC: Aris Siafas
CHOREOGRAPHY: Valia Papachristou
PROJECTION: Haris Germanidis
PERFORMED BY: Georgia Tsangaraki, Konstantinos Kakoyris, Valia Papachristoy, Aris Siafas, Agelita Tsougou
Three actors, one dancer and one singer meet on stage in a… supernatural performance. Five performers, prose, dance, music and live film and the most absurd circumstances.
In the year 1879 Paris confronts a bizarre situation. The number of suicides is increasing dramatically. People are killing themselves everywhere; in the streets, in restaurants, at the theatre, in railway carriages, at receptions held by the President of the Republic. This is a dreadful display for citizens who love life, and a bad example for children.
For this reason we’ve created the “Suicide Bureau”.
The Suicide Bureau is an institution, a private club sponsored by the wealthy to provide a clean, kind and private place for the poor and ill-fated to die.
We make death cheerful, crown it with flowers, cover it with perfume, make it easy.
Our clients are asphyxiated very gently with a gas of our own invention.
Our gas gives death the fragrance of the suicide's favorite flower.
It is distilled with essences.
Would you like to inhale it for a second?
Is this nothing but an idea conceived in the mind of the writer?