The Great

Adaptation of The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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With France Culture

A poetic and musical portrait of the dazzling Jay Gatsby.
The Great © DR


A poetic and musical portrait of the dazzling Jay Gatsby.


The figure of Orpheus appears throughout this programme, built around literary and dramatic texts. With different actors lending them their voices and bodies, the texts we have chosen rescue people, characters, events, and memories from oblivion. And they anchor us in history. We call on the ancient great Ovid and Aristophanes, creating a dialogue between their work and that of modern writers like Elfriede Jelinek and Asli Erdogan. Women who chose to speak against the darkness and to make us hear “the silent screams of the victims,” regardless of country or time.


With Sofiane Zermani (Fianso) as Gatsby,
Rebecca Marder
de la Comédie-Française as Daisy,
and Pascal Rénéric as Nick
And les étudiants acteurs de l'Ensatt
Music Le Quatuor Zaïde, Shems Bendali (trumpet
and effects), Issam Krimi
(piano, keyboards and laptop)
Direction Alexandre Plank


Création pour France Culture
Adaptation par Pauline Thimonnier
Musique originale Issam Krimi
With the support of the SACD pour la création musicale et le livret

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Cour du Musée Calvet © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


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