La ménagerie de verre

La ménagerie de verre
26 Nov '21 to 28 Nov '21
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe / Ivo van Hove
5th rank from €12.50 – 1st rank from €48.50

La Ménagerie de verre (The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams), starring Isabelle Huppert, is Ivo van Hove's second directorial effort for Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris. In 2017 he created Vu du pont, based on the classic by Arthur Miller.

'In the new Van Hove, Isabelle Huppert plays a cold-hearted mother on the verge of a breakdown.' - De Volkskrant ★★★★

Livestream through ITALive on Saturday, November 27

Starting time 8 p.m.
Duration 105 minutes, no intermission
Language French, with Dutch and English surtitles
Dutch premiere

Livestream Nov 27, 08:00 PM, € 12.50

About La Ménagerie de verre

Ivo van Hove: “La Ménagerie de verre is a key work in the oeuvre of Tennessee Williams. The play takes us to a world of gentle, vulnerable and unhappy characters. A mother, her son, and her disabled daughter lack the strength and resources to protect themselves from the harsh world around them. They retreat into their memories, an idealised past, a make-believe world. Williams’ characters are like glass toys: beautiful, but fragile. It is an artistic challenge and at the same time a dream come true to work with Isabelle Huppert on the adaptation of this most personal and autobiographical piece by Tennessee Williams.” -|- On stage, we see mother Amanda and her children Laura and Tom. Father abandoned the family fifteen years ago, but Amanda still imagines herself a ‘grande dame’. Son Tom, who fancies himself a poet, is the provider for the family. He prefers to be out rather than at home. Daughter Laura never leaves the house and plays inside with her little glass animals. Three people imprisoned by loneliness, three ways of dreaming of a different existence. The arrival of Jim O'Connor, a friend of Tom, brings hope...

La Menagerie de verre Isabelle Huppert Ivo van Hove © Jan Versweyveld
La Menagerie de verre Isabelle Huppert Ivo van Hove © Jan Versweyveld

ITALIVE

On November 27, the performance will be streamed live from ITA. The stream has English and Dutch subtitles. Ticket buyers will receive an email two hours before the start with the link and a personal password.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to watch the livestream at another time. We play the performance live on the ITA stage and the livestream is a direct connection so that you can watch what is happening in ITA at home.

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Credits

direction Ivo van Hove
text Tennessee Williams
dramaturgy Koen Tachelet
scenography and lighting Jan Versweyveld
with Isabelle Huppert, Justine Bachelet, Cyril Guei, Antoine Reinartz
productionOdéon-Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris)
coproducers
La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand - scène nationale, Onassis Stegi – Athens, deSingel – Antwerp, Barbican – London

with the support of Cercle de l'Odéon

WITH COVID ADMISSION TICKET

To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.

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