Oublie moi : When Crazy Love Becomes a Theatrical Gem

She didn't go unnoticed during its debut at the Avignon OFF in 2022 and its subsequent run at Théâtre du Petit Saint-Martin before winning 4 Molière awards, including Best Private Theatre Play. If you haven't had the chance to witness Marie-Julie Baup and Thierry Lopez (each adorned with a statuette for their truly remarkable performance) in "Oublie moi," book your seat at Théâtre Actuel - La Bruyère now to experience a rollercoaster of emotions, from intense joy to tears with the snap of a finger.


Love Tested by Illness

Nothing foretold the emotional impact of what seemed to be a sweet romantic tale. Once upon a time, there were Jeanne and Arthur. They hadn't met yet but frequented the same nightclub. To start a conversation, he accidentally spilled his drink on her. A foolproof technique, especially when dancing to a worldwide hit like "Words" by F.R. David. A soundtrack that would become "their song"... because, yes, it was love at first sight. They fall for each other and move in together—they are young, beautiful, witty, and joyful. Cue the violins? Not quite, for beneath the facade of a typical love story lies a mystery: the cognitive degeneration commonly known as Alzheimer's disease.

An ode to crazy love, this play adapted from "In the Other World" by British playwright Matthew Seager and portrayed by a passionate and authentic duo of actors, first shows us life through rose-tinted glasses before bringing tears to our eyes. Set in impeccable stage design and immersive lighting, the lovebirds charm us with their whimsy and squabbles. Until the day a hiccup disrupts the love story.

The first hint of this relationship's turning point lies in a forgotten shopping list: at the grocery store, Arthur can't recall the item he came to buy. Through flashbacks and the present, like a treasure hunt, the audience tries to unravel the mystery of this enchanting couple. The pink veneer chips away as the young man's memory fades, his recollections escape, and words are forgotten. The musical choice becomes clearer when you listen to the refrain: "Words don’t come easy to me / How can I find a way to make you see I love you."Both funny and tragic, this play makes us swoon unexpectedly. Ready for the emotional rollercoaster ? You won't regret it!

Oublie moi. Tuesday to Friday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Prices : €34 to €49, €12 for those under 26.

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