Le Garage inventé

Claude Schmitz
22/09/2024 28/09/2024
  • Duration: 2h20
  • Location : Salle de la Grande Main
  • Languages: Français

In the ruins of an enigmatic garage where ancient statues, dilapidated cars, and neon lights in bright colors coexist, the wedding preparations of the ominous boss, despot of this mechanical palace, and the beautiful Lucie, trapped in a dream, occupy everyone’s minds.

To embellish his upcoming honeymoon, he orders his staff to repair an old Dodge Charger – a mythical American car. As the festivities are organized and all the mechanics set to work, increasingly strange events gradually disrupt the narrative: a phone that has been ringing endlessly with no one allowed to answer it; an ever-growing list of ex-wives, all of whom disappeared under strange circumstances shortly after their marriage; sudden changes in names and behaviors… These anomalies portend impending dangers for Lucie…

Interweaving theater and cinema, Claude Schmitz – whose latest feature film was selected at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight – offers with Le Garage inventé a total spectacle, where all elements – set design, sound, lighting, images, video, and text – are used to create an innovative theatrical poetic language, in the form of an awakened dream that questions the archetypal composition of our narratives and the place accorded to female characters.

Calendar

Date Hour
Sunday, September 22 4:00 pm Book
Tuesday, September 24 7:00 pm Book
Wednesday, September 25 7:00 pm Book Post-show discussion
Thursday, September 26 7:00 pm Book Audiodescription available upon request
Friday, September 27 7:00 pm Book
Saturday, September 28 7:00 pm Book

Tarifs

  • Plein tarif 23 €
  • 65ans+/Carte prof/Groupe10+ 21 €
  • -30ans/Pro/Dem.d'emploi 11 €
  • Groupe scolaire 8 €
  • -15ans 7 €
  • Etudiants Conservatoires Art de la parole 5 €
Book

Distributions

With Lucie Debay, Marc Barbé, Francis Soetens, Lorenzo de Angelis, Louise Leroy, Didier Duhaut, Fantazio
Directed by Claude Schmitz
Artistic collaboration Lucie Debay
Dramaturgy and assistant direction Judith Longuet-Marx
Set design Clément Losson
Props Caroline Sarah Faust
Costumes Alexis Beck
Lighting design Amélie Géhin
Assistant lighting creation Lionel Ueberschlag
Sound design Thomas Turine
Stage management Baptiste Wattier
Lighting technician Antoine Fiori
Sound technician Benjamin Devillers
Stage technician Aristide Schmit
Set construction Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège
Costume Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège
Production Théâtre de Liège, DC&J Création et Paradies
Co-production Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Populaire Romand de la Chaux-de-Fonds, MC2: Grenoble, la Comédie de Caen – CDN de Normandie, and la Comédie de Genève
Support Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter, Inver Tax Shelter, Club des Entreprises Partenaires du Théâtre de Liège
Assistance Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Théâtre

Claude Schmitz is welcomed as a fellow at Théâtre de Liège (2024-2028)

Prologue Film
With Lucie Debay, Nao Wielemans-Debay, Gaspard Renier, Francis Soetens, Ingrid Igelnick, Lucie Guien, Swann Arlaud
Directed by Claude Schmitz
Artistic collaboration Lucie Debay
Director of Photography Adrien Lecouturier
Assistant Camera Gaspard Renier
Sound Audrey Lardière, Aïda Merghoub
Film Editing Marie Beaune
Sound Editing Aïda Merghoub
Color Grading Loup Brenta
Mixing Rémi Gérard

Epilogue Film
With Lucie Debay, Nao Wielemans-Debay, Geneviève Debay
Directed by Claude Schmitz
Artistic collaboration Lucie Debay
Assistant Judith Longuet-Marx
Director of Photography Adrien Lecouturier
Camera Thibault Walckiers
Assistant Camera Rosanna Altimari
Sound Audrey Lardière, Aïda Merghoub
Film Editing Marie Beaune
Sound Editing Aïda Merghoub
With Lucie Debay, Nao Wielemans-Debay, Geneviève Debay

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