By Cedric Perrier
We have all experienced this moment of professional orientation. So, do you choose your job, do you put up with it, do you live with it, do you juggle with it? He, Léon, dreams of being a postman. Those around him remind him that there may be better things to do than deliver the mail… Another question: do you find fulfillment through your job? We ask ourselves these questions regularly, or else we avoid them knowing that they will come back to haunt us one day or another.
In this show created in 2015 by Thierry Combe, and which he performed until 2020, it is our professional daily life that is shaken up. “Léon is a young postman just starting out. While he has always dreamed of doing this job, how does he manage to live it as close as possible to his values, to stay as close as possible to what drives him? “Asks Thierry Combe, who passed the keys to the car and everything that goes with it, to Julien Aubrun, at the end of 2020.
This role, Thierry wrote it inspired by his own story, that of his parents postmen. He was surprised to convey the story with joy. “It’s a pleasure to see Léon continue on his way and even more to see that the writing adapts very well to the acting of another actor. The idea is to transmit the show and not to rewrite it. And then it’s the first time I’ve watched this piece,” laughs the one who is full of ideas, as recently with La cannerie théâtrale, this show of jars that never ceases to seduce.
Avignon 3rd, for Pocket theater
If Léon was already played in Avignon 7 years ago with Thierry Combe, this year, Pocket theater is growing a little more with a game from July 10 to 27. “The piece is 55 minutes long and has been reworked to also address young audiences, especially for school screenings. It is therefore the third time that the company has gone to Avignon, after Jean-Pierre, him and me. We prefer to put the package during this period to convince programmers, than to multiply the contacts throughout the year”, notes Thierry Combe who will be traveling for ten days, with Marc Nuninger and Adèle Draussin at the lighting control. , plus Florian Guyot who is in charge of distribution; and already programmers have reserved their seats for Leon.
Playing under a marquee in The Spectator’s Court is not an innocent choice either. “The operation of this place is cooperative, for example we lend equipment between companies. We don’t come to Avignon just to do it. We defend values, in addition to sharing a place with shows in which we believe, ”notes Thierry Combe.
Festival d’Avignon, Léon, from July 10 to 27, La cour du spectator, every day at 4:05 p.m., closed on July 15 and 22.
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