Orphée revolver


director + costumes : Philippe Dumaine
assistant director: Mylène Bergeron
dramaturgy: Julianne Racine
artistic advisor: Lysanne Duguay-Patenaude
set and lights: Andréane Bernard
with: Luc Chandonnet, Marie-Ève de Courcy, Véronique Gallant, Danièle Simon

An augmented and extended version of this show was presented in 2012.
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group show
70 min

August 14 2010, 8 pm
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, Montreal, for ZH Festival


Orpheus: a mythical figure, a great poet, a pillar of western culture.
Eurydice: a damsel in distress, a lost possession that must be retrieved.

With Orphée revolver, projets hybris dives into the myth of Orpheus to give Eurydice a voice. The strong, unique, at times violent voice of a woman. A voice that resonates like a gunshot, lines spat out as the barrel spins away. Orphée revolver is everything at once, a math problem, a conference on femininity, the rewriting of a myth, an immersion in pop culture. In the crosshairs, three Eurydices, three possibilities for a contemporary heroine. One night, one show, because when you play Russian roulette, you can’t always win.


Orphée revolver is produced by projets hybris

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photography: Antoine Pommet
graphic design: Philippe Dumaine
Performance photos: Antoine Pommet