From 13 to 15 December 2023
Delphine Horvilleur, the third woman rabbi in France, brings us the delicious story of Abraham Ajar, manipulating Jewish humour with raging refinement.
On stage, Johanna Nizard plays this character, who claims to be the son of Émile Ajar, a fictional writer invented by the novelist Romain Gary. Based on the principle that we are first and foremost the children of the books we have read, Delphine Horvilleur invites us to take a step towards the outsider in each of us.
With disarming lucidity and uncompromising frankness, Abraham Ajar embodies and questions the notion of identity and all the pitfalls that go with it. He challenges the world from the depths of his cellar, his "Jewish hole". He transforms himself, questions the contemporary world and, with humour, invites us to laugh at dogma, our identities and our certainties.