Noémie Guedj, Florencia Cano Lanza & Jérémie Le Louët


A tragic farce by Eugene Ionesco

“Power is slavery, and I am its slave.” Fidel Castro

Ionesco defies Shakespeare in this mise en abyme of the myth. The ever-faithful Macbett, who is a stranger to both fear and ambition, encounters strange witches. Under their devilish influence, he experieness, for the first time, envy, jealousy, and betrayal before gradually sinking into madness. In this tragic, Ubu-like verbal outpouring, Ionesco investigates vanity, destiny and death. What is entertainment for some is a nightmare for others. From vaudeville to tragedy, via the fairy-tale, the play gives us the opportunity for individual reflection on the mechanisms of power.