L.U.C.A. (Last Universal Common Ancestor)

At 5:30 pm

Running time: 1h45
at 5:30 pm: from July 5 to 25 - No performance: July 11, 18


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2 bis, rue des écoles
84000 - Avignon - Venue map

Hall name: Manufacture PATINOIRE
Seating Capacity: 180

  • Access to disabled
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bleachers

Premiere in Avignon

Show resume

Why is the question “Where are you from?” less harmless than it seems? What defensive reflex hides behind this ordinary question? What are the differences and similarities between yesterday’s migrations and today’s? What commonalities do the ancient and the current migrants share? Are those migrations comparable? Does having been an immigrant oneself inoculate one against tribalism?
To delve deeply into these questions which bring into focus all the issues of the debate on identity and origins, Hervé Guerrisi and Grégory Carnoli, actors and grandchildren of migrants pull together stories and testimonials to run them through the strainer of science. The result is an innovative type of theatre, between documentary theatre, scathing, biting lecture, and place for defiance. It’s an invitation to travel through family histories and those of the migratory flows… to find our common ancestor, that cell that we all descend from since all living species come from it: L.U.C.A.

(Translation : Richard Harris)

Artists / Staff

  • Metteur en scène : Quantin Meert
  • Interprète(s) : Hervé Guerrisi, Gregory Carnoli

Théâtre de L'Ancre
Coproduction: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Coproduction: La Charge du Rhinocéros
Coproduction: Théâtre Jean Vilar

Signatory of the OFF convention

Conception, texte et interprétation : Hervé Guerrisi et Grégory Carnoli I Co-mise en scène : Quantin Meert I Regard extérieur : Romain David I Mouvement : Élia Lopez I Assistanat : Laurence Briand I Costumes : Frédérick Denis I Création lumière : Antoine Vilain I Création sonore : Ludovic Van Pachterbeke I Création vidéo : Antoine Vilain I Consultance vidéo : Arié Van Egmond I Régie lumière-vidéo : Isabelle Simon / Thomas-Tristan Luyckx I Régie son : Fabrice Juchtmans. Création : Cie Eranova I Production L’ANCRE – Théâtre Royal I Coproduction : Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Jean Vilar Vitry-sur-Seine, La Coop asbl, La Charge du Rhinocéros I Aide : Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du Théâtre I Soutien : La Cité Maison de Théâtre & Cie et le Théâtre des Doms dans le cadre du programme "Le Réel Enjeu", La Fabrique de Théâtre, 9-9 bis-Le Métaphone, MCA Recycling sprl et le Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge.

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