THE MEMORY OF THE TREES to Play at Theatre National
The Memory of the Trees will play at Theatre National Sept. 12-22.
The show centers on the secret of keeping a whole city in check. Not a ghost town because life animates this mysterious city, but silence envelops her name, her schools, her parks, her hospitals. He extends to his fields, to his river, to his children's laughter.
At the heart of this place that no map lists, thousands of people feed, forced and forced, this vast secret. And those who sketch the shadow of treason pay for it with their lives. Others, manipulated, have the intimate conviction to protect the country by endorsing the lie. Together, they preserve a major state-owned industry and silence an incredible environmental and human catastrophe.
One could believe this story just out of a novel anticipation. It is not so. This secret city is part of our world and its drifts too. But if men seek to muzzle the truth, the memory of trees remains, that of the consciences that stand up and denounce this heavy screed of several decades.
The trip is an integral part of Fabrice Murgia's artistic approach. The cycle Ghost Road took him to singular places where camera on the shoulder, he captured faces, testimonies, meetings. The Memory of the trees is part of this process. The show team has walked these hostile lands and with Josse De Pauw storyteller / historian, she delivers the shameful music and poetry.
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