Struggling with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell

13 - 18 jan 2020 | Grande salle | Durée : 2h30

Angels in America

Tony Kushner / Philippe Saire

Angels in America, a monumental play of the late 20th century, takes place in the middle of the AIDS years under the very conservative Reagan administration. The play combines genre scenes, fantasy and hallucinations, and tells the story of a generation and a community grappling with the emerging AIDS epidemic. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Angels in America has become a classic in contemporary theatre.

“With this ‘gay fantasy about national issues’ whose action takes place in 1986, choreographer Philippe Saire turns to theatre – because he thinks of bodies first and what makes them tick. Not dancing bodies: moving bodies. Jostled, weakened bodies that clash and embrace. Struggling bodies, each in their own way. Bodies that have to live their sexuality, fight the disease, lose ties and recreate them. We believe that addressing such a carnal issue by having characters move as much as they talk is a hypersensitive idea.” NKDM


Infos pratiques

Duration: 2h30
Rates: from CHF 10 to CHF 40
Recommended age: 16+

In addition:
– Appetisers: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 30 min before the beginning of the show
– Bord plateau: Thu 16 Jan, after the show
– Saturday at any price: 18 Jan 18:00
Available only at the ticket office on the day of the performance from 12:00. Unnumbered seats.
– Brunch-discussion : Sat 11 Jan 11:00, in partnership with The Historians

Featuring: Adrien Barazzone, Valeria Bertolotto, Pierre-Antoine Dubey, Joëlle Fontannaz, Roland Gervet, Jonathan Axel Gomis, Baptiste Morisod

Staging assistant: Chady Abu-Nijmeh 

Dramaturgy: Carine Corajoud 

Scenography: Claire Pévérelli 

Lighting: Eric Soyer 

Sound: Jérémy Conne 

Costumes: Isa Boucharlat 

Technical manager: Vincent Scalbert 

Administration: Valérie Niederoest 

Promotion: Gabor Varga - BravoBravo 

Production & Communications: Martin Genton 

Outreach: Florence Proton 

Production: Cie Philippe Saire 

Coproduction: Comédie de Genève; Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne; Théâtre des Martyrs - Brussels; Théâtre Benno Besson-Yverdon-les-Bains 

Sponsors & partners: Cie Philippe Saire has a joint support agreement with the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, and is supported by Loterie Romande, Fondation de Famille Sandoz and Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung. The show has won the Label+ Performing Arts competition in Western Switzerland.

Cie Philippe Saire is the resident company at Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne.

Angels in America is represented in French-speaking countries by Dominique Christophe / l’Agence, Paris in agreement with The Gersh Agency, New York.