They live and work together in an old gas station. The rare obsolete vehicles who stop to fill up their tanks, set the tempo for their days. In the evenings, they watch Westerns on TV.
At night they dream of cowboys. The lives of Cassim and Ali Baba are strange, whimsical and peaceful. Until one day:
“Ali Baba noticed a cloud of dust rising up. A large group of people on horseback were galloping speedily towards him.
Considering their looks and equipment, there was no doubt in Ali Baba’s mind, who counted forty heads, that they were thieves. The most prominent one went to the rock and pronounced these words: Open Sesame…”
La Cordonnerie, the Théâtre de Vénissieux, the Théâtre de Villefranche-sur-Saône, Les Saisons/Théâtre de Givors, the cultural sector of the CAPI, the Maison des arts of Thonon-Evian. Subsidized by the Rhône-Alpes Region.
(One Thousand and One Nights)
Running Time: 50 minutes – For all audiences over the age of 6.
Screenplay: Métilde Weyergans and
Directed by: Samuel Hercule
Artistic Direction: Métilde Weyergans
Music: Timothée Jolly
Set design: Bérengère Naulot et Luc Vernay
Director of photography: Tibo Richard
Costumes: Rémy Le Dudal
Cast: Samuel Hercule, Michel Le Gouis, Métilde Weyergans, Bernard Cupillard
Voice and sound effects: Samuel Hercule ou Michel Le Gouis
Voice, harmonica: Métilde Weyergans or Pauline Hercule
Piano, sensula: Timothée Jolly
Drums, guitar: Mathieu Ogier
Sound design: Eric Rousson
Lighting design and technical direction:
Ali Baba and the 40 thieves – a mobile version
For a summer tour with the CCAS, La Cordonnerie designed a self-contained and mobile version of the show: “Ali Baba and the 40 thieves”.
At nightfall, the company can perform the show almost anywhere (all that is required is an outlet).