Not ending up like Romeo and Juliette

In a city somewhere…there are men and women like us. But outside this city, on the other side of the bridge, lives another society. A society made up of beings of flesh and blood and yet very different from us. Its inhabitants are invisible, without a physical appearance. They all wear the same mask.

For a long time, the visible and the invisible lived side by side, and then one day something happened, no one can really remember what… For generations now, the two communities live on either side of the bridge with the strange conviction that it’s better this way.

When the story begins, we discover Romy, a Ping-Pong champion who is an invisible. In between training sessions she takes care of her ailing father. The old man likes to say that’s he’s not afraid to die, he would just like to make a “dignified exit”. As he looks back on his life, he has only one regret: He’s never done it. He’s never been to the other side.

The fiction begins here.


A cine-performance by Métilde Weyergans and Samuel Hercule (script, direction, staging)

Original score by Timothée Jolly and Mathieu Ogier

On stage : Métilde Weyergans, Samuel Hercule, Timothée Jolly, Mathieu Ogier
On screen : Samuel Hercule, Valentine Cadic, Marin Moreau, Benoit Moreira Da Silva, Katell Jan, Aurélia Petit, Pasquale d’Inca, Chloé Chomis, Louis Pagès…
Assistant directors : Kévin Soirat, Louise Pagès
Continuity : Louise Albon
Director of photography : Vadim Alsayed
Set design : Victor Melchy
Costumes : Rémy Le Dudal
Masks : Adèle Ogier
Editor : Julien Soudet
Special effects : Chadi Abo, Naser Abo / Hecat Studio
Executive producer (film) : Lucas Tothe
Sound design : Adrian’ Bourget assisté de Nicolas de Gélis
Lighting design Sébastien Dumas
Machinery construction : Frédéric Soria, Dominique Mercier-Balaz, Michaël Dimier
Assistant stage directors : Pauline Hercule, Sarah Delaby-Rochette
Technical director : Pierrick Corbaz
Sound manager : Adrian’ Bourget, Eric Rousson
Lighting : Sébastien Dumas, Ludovic Bouaud
Stage managers : Pierrick Corbaz, Dominique Mercier-Balaz
Production, Administration : Anaïs Germain et Caroline Chavrier

Durée 1h25
Suitable for all audiences over the age og 12

Production : La Cordonnerie.
Co-produced by : Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale, Théâtre de Lorient – CDN, maisondelaculture de Bourges / Scène Nationale, TANDEM Arras-Douai – Scène nationale, Le Vellein, scènes de la CAPI, Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne, Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse – Lyon, L’Onde – Théâtre et Centre d’Art de Vélizy-Villacoublay, Le Quartz – scène nationale de Brest, Le Cratère, scène nationale d’Ales, Escher Theater (Luxembourg). With the support of La Garance, scène nationale de Cavaillon and the artistic input of ENSATT.

With funding from SPEDIDAM.

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