Regarding the Just
based on Albert Camus’ Les Justes
June 5, 2014 – July 5, 2014 (Chicago)
5 city tour in France: November 2014
This project was supported by a MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund.
Cast: Antonio Brunetti, Pascal Collin, Michael Garvey, David A. Holcombe, Alžan Pelesic, Beata Pilch, Nicole Wiesner
Based on Albert Camus’ exploration of the group of Russian Socialist-Revolutionaries who assassinated the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich in 1905, Regarding the Just explores the moral issues associated with murder and terrorism.
“The love song between Yanek and Dora (Antonio Brunetti and Nicole Wiesner) is exceptionally haunting, bringing emotional resonance to abstract text.”
Paul Kubicki, Stage and Cinema
“It’s more a happening than a play…”
Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Valéry Warnotte is both an actor and director. Originally from Belgium, he lives in Paris and works in France, Belgium and the USA. He is a member of the artist collective DEREZO in Brest. Directorial credits include: Sharing Midi by Paul Claudel, Elle by Jean Genet, On Purge Baby! by Georges Feydeau, Judas Pilate by Paul Claudel, Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry and Monelle after the work by Marcel Schwob. He works regularly with the author Olivier Coyette; they collaborated at the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, with Voir Un Ami Pleurer (To See a Friend Cry). Other works include Microfictions by Regis Jauffret in collaboration with Charlie Windelschmidt at Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris (with subsequent performances throughout France, with over 250 actors) and an adaptation of Valere Novarina’s text, The Sacrificing Actor in partnership with Emory University in Atlanta and Georgetown University in Washington DC.