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Jean-Michel Lenoir © Fondation François Sommer

Sunday 31 October 2021 ↦ 19h30

Que ma joie demeure 

Readings after Que ma joie demeure by Jean Giono

Adapted by Romain de Becdelièvre and Clara Hédouin (collectif 40701), 

Stage direction : Clara Hédouin.


bobi: The truth cʼest that we need joy. We will go get the deer and you will see.


We are on the Grémone plateau. It is 3 o'clock in the morning. Seized by an impulse, or rather a hope, Jourdan gets up and harnesses his horse to plow his field. But there is someone at the edge of the forest. Someone watching him, waiting for him. Under the influence of this stranger, the life of the plateau and the peasants who inhabit it will be turned upside down.

A strange thing will gradually make its way between humans, trees, plants, domestic and wild animals, will slide from the forest to the houses. A thing that (perhaps?) will be joy. Drawing on the poetic power of Giono, this adaptation of the novel investigates the possibility of the return of joy, which seems to come through the animals, the perceptions of the deer, the table scenes or even the dialogue. Performed outdoors last summer and redesigned for the museum, it seeks to bring relationships to other living things and the landscape, usually the backdrop for human intrigue, to the forefront.

With Suzanne de Baecque, Jade Fortineau, Pierre Giafferi, Hector Manuel, Mickael Pinelli


Admission subject to availability, no reservations required.

Ticket office opens at 7pm on the evening of the event. The event starts at 7:30 pm.

Full price: 10 € / Reduced price: 8 €.

The evening events are followed by drink around the speakers. The ticket allows you to visit the museum for free in the month following the evening event.

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