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Rêve d'une poule ridicule

  • Duration: 45 min
  • France
  • Young audience
  • 415 vues

Cie de l'Hyppoféroce

A volatile, poetic, burlesque fable about fast food and the dangers of over-consumption.

Three sisters, generous at heart but not very good at maths – 1 egg, 2 chickens, 3 dreams, 1 fly, 7289 worms, 2 wings and 7 masks – work on a battery farm raising chickens. Until, one day, they find an egg. The puny, ridiculous chicken that emerges from its shell has dramatic and unexpected consequences for the production line, and for their lives. The sisters do what they can to hang on to what remains of their humanity, nurturing the dreams of this poor, tired chick.
The story of an egg, freshly-hatched yet already doomed to the fate of a battery chicken, who instead dares to dream about escaping this tragic destiny… As entertaining as it is, Rêves d’une poule ridicule is also about something bigger: inviting audiences of all ages to think about the dizzying speed of modern civilisation. The chicken in this story symbolises the victims of fast food and the excesses of industrialised agriculture; all too often we eat our food without wondering where it came from, just as we swallow certain ideas without stopping to ask who is behind them...


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Created, directed and performed by: Cyrille Atlan
Performers: Gaëlle Pasqualetto, Tamara Incekara
Accordion: Yannick Harnois
Construction and light design: Christophe Mora
Production: Cie de l’Hyppoféroce
With support from: Ville de Graulhet; Ville de Gaillac, Usinotopie, Villemur/Tarn; Théâtre de l’Improviste, Ambres; Théâtre de l’Agora, Lavaur

Photos credits: Chrsitophe Castagnier

More informations

  • Place of capture : Chapelle Bertran de Born
  • Collection : Mimos 2019