An encounter with one of the queens of 20th century literature, Françoise Sagan, in a theatrical adaptation of her diary. Cécile Camp's direction and Christine Culerier's acting serve the author's words with respect and playfulness.
Françoise Sagan is 22 years old when she has to stay in a detoxification clinic. After the serious accident that almost cost her her life, she became addicted to Palfium 875, a morphine derivative. In her room, alone with herself, her suffering, her insomnia, she draws her strength to live from writing her diary, from her readings, from happy memories. "I have in spite of myself whatever happens the thought or the literary writing." The music, the sounds, by turns light, strident, oppressive punctuate this daily life.
"Toxic" is a rite of passage, that of childhood to adulthood, a rite in pain, to leave the chrysalis, this delicate moment. Certainly Sagan, adult, she was already. She knew fame and independence at 18, a dazzling talent, a life in speed. She is the "charming little monster". And then the car accident, the pain, the morphine, the detoxification; a forced stop, a stage of course as if blocked by bad weather, the hospital, the boredom... She tries the passage, considers the state of being an adult and turns back, choosing forever the juvenility.
The famous author of "Bonjour Tristesse" was immersed in literature from an early age.
Thursday, September 29th at 9pm
At La Folie Théâtre
6 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
Your name will be on the list at the entrance