Théâtre Christian Liger: the 7 shows not to be missed | Vivrenimes.fr

Online ticketing, very low prices, creations, music, dance… the Christian Liger municipal theater presented its new season to the public this Friday, September 9.

About forty performances, stars like the actress Romane Bohringer, the singer Jeanne Cherhal, the comedian Waly Dia but also a play on the Nîmes writer Jean Carrière or a concert by Sanseverino… the Christian Liger theater hits hard for this new season 2021-2022. “The artists welcomed come from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Guadeloupe or even Algeria. They question the world, question our identities, our cultures, our differences. Whether interior, cerebral, theatrical, musical, poetic or timeless, the journey will be guaranteed at the Christian Liger Theater »assure Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes and Sophie Roulle, Deputy Delegate for Culture. “Multidisciplinarity and accessibility to all audiences are the DNA of Théâtre Liger”adds Stéphanie Gainet, in charge of theater programming.

Here are the highlights of the season:

Theater

My Country, My skin. Directed by Lisa Schuster, Romane Bohringer and Diouc Koma appropriate the moving story of Country of my skull by the poet and journalist from South Africa, Antjie Krog. The Story: After decades of apartheid, Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president. How will executioners and victims now be able to live together? Romane Bohringer portrays Antjie Krog who travels the country, collecting testimonies from blacks and whites, rich and poor or bereaved families, to work for national reconciliation.
On view Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m..

My Country, My Skin with Romane Bohringer and Diouc Koma (photo: Xavier Cantat)

Identity quest, immigration, harassment, this season evokes strong and universal themes.

Stéphanie Gainet, programming manager »

The price of a Goncourt. In this play, the Var company Artscenicum appropriates the story of Nîmes Jean Carrière. The latter saw his destiny changed when he received the Prix Goncourt in 1972 for his novel Maheux’s hawk. This sudden and crushing celebrity is a shock in the life of the author, which plunges him into a descent into hell. Towards the end of the 80s, Carrière began to tell this strange adventure in his story The price of a Goncourt. Between adventures linked to the Prize, remembrance of his childhood, twists and turns and disasters, the show is a breathless journey.
To see Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5 at 8 p.m.

The price of a Goncourta story about the life of the Nîmes author Jean Carrière (photo: Jérôme Quadri)

Music

Roe. As usual, the Liger theater supports the local scene by inviting artists from here. September 30 is Roe, the most Spanish of the Nîmes, who comes to sing his new project. Singer who enjoyed international success with the title “Soledad” in the 90s, he also worked with great rock artists (Iggy Pop, David Gilmour). This time, Roé comes to Rockumbero Rhapsodyan atypical new project combining music and visual creation in an “opera-rock” spirit.
To see Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m.

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The Nîmes musician Roé presents his new show Rockumbero Rhapsody (photo: Roe)

Jeanne Cherhal. With six albums to her credit, titles composed for Johnny Hallyday, Julien Clerc, and duets with Benjamin Biolay or Bernard Lavilliers, Jeanne Cherhal is today a figure of French song. With his very special voice, his sharp pen and his poetry on edge, for this new show called Movie theaterLa Nantaise is accompanied by a single piano sound featuring the soundtracks of famous films.
To see Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m..

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In Movie theaterJeanne Cherhal plays soundtracks of cult films (photo: Magali Ruelland)

In numbers :

– 41 shows
– 56 curtain raisers
– 14 school performances
– 7 residences

Young audience

Peter and the wolf with the orchestra of Nîmes. The Liger theater is developing its program for young audiences. The pitchouns will be able to hear in particular the masterpiece Sergueï Prokofiev interpreted by the Orchester de Nîmes. As part of the professional season of the Departmental Radiation Conservatory of Nîmes.
To see Saturday October 22 at 11 a.m. (young audience screening) and Saturday October 22 at 4 p.m. (all public screening).

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Pierre and the Wolf by the Nîmes orchestra (illustration: Sandrine Kao)

Dance

In details. An original choreographic piece by Denis Plassard which mixes dance and police investigation. The story: 7 dancers were called to a retraining course. The course director has disappeared. One of the dancers is guilty. Spectators are invited to investigate. In the 7 different and wacky reconstructions, the culprit is the only suspect who always repeats exactly the same choreography, while everything else changes around him. By observation, comparison and elimination, it’s up to you to find the culprit. A room accessible from 8 years old.
To see Thursday, January 19 at 8 p.m.

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In details, choreographic piece by Denis Plassard (photo: Julie Cherki)

Humor

Waly Dia. The comedian is one of the headliners of this season. Revealed by “We only ask to laugh” by Laurent Ruquier and the Jamel Comedy Club but also by his chronicles on France Inter, Wally Dia presents his new solo on stage, together or nothing. He dissects our society with black humor and a caustic tone. Everything is scrutinized education, living together, ecology…
To be seen on Saturday December 17 at 8 p.m.

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Comedian Waly Dia presents together or nothing (photo: David Clement)

Rates and practices

  • Christian Liger Theatre: Center Pablo Neruda, 1 place Hubert Rouger.
  • Telephone: 06 46 75 30 55.
  • 10€ full price.
  • €4 reduced rate with the discovery rate, which applies in particular to shows in the professional season of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental programmed at the Théâtre Christian Liger. The “Youth” rate concerns those under 25 on presentation of a valid identity document.
  • Online ticketing from Saturday 10 September here
  • Ticket office on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Did you know ?

A relaxation and catering area is due to open in October in the reception hall of the Liger theatre. Thirty seats are provided.

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