Through Où les hommes mourraient encore, we explore how the idea of death, our own death, is missing from everyday life. It is as though our society, which praises individual development and uniqueness, leaves no room for death. It is as if it did not in fact play a decisive role in the development of the individuality that society values so highly. We disagree with the sidelining of death in our daily routine because we think that death is not the opposite of life, but an inextricable part of it. That is why we demand the right to bring the cemetery back to the heart of the village. Irrespective of our beliefs, the inevitability of death is a great equaliser. We want to take the time to boldly dream of beautiful deaths, deaths that correspond to our lives and our follies. We want to imagine ourselves in stories that deviate from what is neat and tidy and possible: that is where theatre is: Where Men Could Still Die!
A Compagnie3637 production
Supported by the Marni Theatre and the SACD
Théâtre Marni 17 au 28 mai 2011