Our review of A President Shouldn’t Say That…, at the Free Theater: thank you for this moment
CRITICAL – The piece taken from the interview book of François Hollande plunges intelligently behind the scenes of an editorial office. More pink than pink.
The performance begins with the curtain still down. Thibault de Montalembert And Lison Daniel are addressed to the public: “Ladies and gentlemen, good evening… All the words of the eminent, if not the main, character in this story have been said, word for word, in the context of 61 recorded interviews. Interviews with a former President of the Republic… whose anonymity we preserve! » Laughter in the room. A few seconds later, curtain up, this president shouts into the microphone, we are on May 6, 2012: “My friends!… You are an immense crowd on the Place de la Bastille… (microphone problem). I don’t know if you can hear me? »
Don’t worry, for an hour and a half, we will hear this president whispering in the ear of two journalists from the World, Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme, united here in one person, Stéphane Mercier, played by Thibault de Montalembert. Mercier represents old-fashioned investigation. Lisa Daniel…