Sylvain Creuzevault Paris

Le Capital et son Singe

Constructing the form of a human meeting for the stage, the “à table” theatre of Sylvain Creuzevault is a theatre of words and opinions. Based on a practice combining collective development, improvisation and writing for the stage, his erudite and yet remarkably lively shows question those moments when History is made from men and women gathering together. His latest creation, Le Capital and son Singe, loosely based on Das Kapital by Karl Marx, immerses the audience in fiery discussions between French revolutionaries in 1848. With a mix of playful enjoyment, political anger and being good-naturedly relaxed, the fourteen brilliant perform historical facts and characters. With a disarming naturalness they founder in a debate on capitalism, the value system and the place of the worker, a continent of activist thought of which we are the distant heirs. Theatre as a model of democracy in action!

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon)