Drawing inspiration from Venetian painting, the author/director Pascal Rambert travels through centuries in an excitingly staged show delivered by three actresses in three languages.
Inspired by the Annunciation theme, as it recurs relentlessly in the history of art and more specifically during the Italian Renaissance, Pascal Rambert offers a triptyque to raise a question: what could be announced today? A beginning or an end? Through the hypnotic flow of the text and the pictorial power of the sparse staging, the author/director looks back through centuries over three monologues delivered by three outstanding actresses speaking in their mother tongues, namely Italian, Spanish, and French. At the edge of an ominous chiaroscuro, Silvia Costa, Itsaso Arana and Audrey Bonnet, angel, Madonna and astronaut respectively, reinterpret the mystery of the Annunciation with a stream of fears and hopes and a litany of prophecies. A poetic and spiritual journey, 3 annonciations looks at beauty and humanity, and their resistance to the passage of time.
Script and staging Pascal Rambert
With Audrey Bonnet (France), Silvia Costa (Italy), Itsaso Arana (Spain)
Space Pascal Rambert and Yves Godin
Lighting Yves Godin
Costumes Anaïs Romand
Music Alexandre Meyer
Artistic collaborator Pauline Roussille
Spanish translation Coto Adánez Del Hoyo
Italian translation Chiara Elefante
Surtitling Alessandra Calabi
General supervisor Alessandra Calabi
Lighting supervisor Thierry Morin
Sound supervisor Chloé Levoy
Video supervisor Charles Lefebvre
Stage supervisor Antoine Giraud
Dressers Marion Régnier and Marine Baney
Production manager Pauline Roussille
Production administrator Juliette Malot
Coordination, Logistics Sabine Aznar
Delegated production structure production
Coproduction TNB - Théâtre National de Bretagne, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Premiered on September 29 2020, at TNB, Théâtre national de Bretagne, in Rennes.
3 Annonciations is published by Les Solitaires intempestifs.