Since 2014, the Escholiers have thrilled Annecy with this theatrical marathon. Since 1928, this Annecy company has been burning the boards under the spotlight. The century of existence is fast approaching for this cultural monolith founded by Camille Mugnier.
Deprived of its festival in 2020 and 2021, the Escholiers are in a hurry, welcoming festival-goers and the public in a warm and playful atmosphere.
Five awards will be pursued
The event is plentiful, dense, well paced, nationally appreciated and highly prized by amateur troupes. Fifteen pieces will be presented over three days of the festival. This gives us five performances during the day and a nice series of round trips between the Théâtre de l’Échange and the Pierre Lamy hall so as not to miss a crumb of this program. The troops come from here and elsewhere, some are regulars, others will discover Annecy for the first time, all are brilliant and will win a prize.
There will be laughter, shivers, mystery, a Molière, budding actors who will present plays, two juries, joy, sharing, very well written texts each and applause to break everything. At the end of this theatrical journey, the bets will be made and five prizes will be designated. Fifteen troupes on the program, ten actors, just as many volunteers dressed in red, partners and patrons, elected officials and you, the public, ready to rediscover the joy of live performance. So be curious and cross the fourth wall.
Information and ticketing: the website www.lesescholiers.fr ; Such. : 06 52 07 87 98 and 06 99 11 87 23.
Wednesday May 25
■Dramatic and musical appetizer. 15 sketches by Pierre Launay. Small and Large Escholiers. 8:30 p.m., Pierre-Lamy room.
Thursday May 26
■“Belgian fish” by Léonore Confino. La Troupalex. 11 a.m., Lamy room.
■“Royal legend” by Bernard Larré and Frédéric Mancier. Oncion Theatre. 2:30 p.m., Theater of the Exchange.
■“1494 days” by Pierre-Henri Gayte. The troop under construction. 4:30 p.m., Lamy room.
■“Three ruptures” by Remy De Vos. Mirror Theatre. 6:30 p.m., Exchange Theatre.
■“Match at the top” by Didier Beaumont. Grain de Scene. 9 p.m., Lamy room.
Friday May 27
■“The Donahue sisters” by Géraldine Aron. Theatrical Company II. 11 a.m., Pierre Lamy room.
■“Pierre after Pierre” by Julien Covain. Company L’Ellipse. 2:30 p.m., Theater of the Exchange.
■“A vortex in the soup” by Philippe Prévost. The Comedians of the Tower. 4.30 p.m., Pierre Lamy room.
■ “The Elephant’s Song” by Nicolas Billon. Blue Curtain Company. 6:30 p.m., Exchange Theatre.
■“Farewell Mr. Haffmann” by Jean-Philippe Daguerre. Cie 11:24 p.m. 9 p.m., Pierre Lamy room.
Saturday May 28
“Tartuffe” by Molière. Barter’Scene. 11 a.m., Pierre Lamy room.
“…And life goes…” by Josie Gay. Fox Co. amateur group. 2:30 p.m., Theater of the Exchange.
“The Poplar Wind” by Gérald Sibleyras. Round Theater. 4.30 p.m., Pierre Lamy room.
“On the other side of the road” by Clément Koch. Cie Excèthéâtre. 6:30 p.m., Exchange Theatre.
“False Start” by Jean-Marie Chevrey. EnVie Theatre. 9 p.m., Pierre Lamy room.
Sunday May 29
“The theatre: what it has changed, what it is changing, what it could change”. Debate moderated by Pierre Launay. 10 a.m., Pierre Lamy room.
Awards. 11.15 a.m., Pierre Lamy room.