Théâtre de Liège
General Director: Serge Rangoni
Playwright: Alex Lorette
Play title: White Pig
The Théâtre de Liège is one of the four Centres Dramatiques de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Centers for Drama in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation). With an audience of 55,000 and more than 180 performances a season, the Théâtre de Liège is today the leading stage in Wallonia and has a team of about fifty permanent staff. Since the arrival of Serge Rangoni at its head in 2004, the institution has developed considerably, presenting around forty shows each season, approximately a quarter of which are new works. The theatre’s rich and varied program brings to the stage productions of great theater directors, Belgian and foreign choreographers, actors of international renown (including Isabelle Huppert, Mélanie Laurent, and Emmanuelle Béart) as well as emerging artists who serve as witnesses of today’s culture and ambassadors of tomorrow’s. Though situated at the heart of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine and the Grande Région
, the theater transcends borders through its collaborations with prestigious international institutions and co-productions with today’s great directors and choreographers (including Krzysztof Warlikowski, Ivo van Hove, and Rodrigo Garcia).
Play Synopsis: The play’s exploration of teenage privacy unfolds simultaneously onstage and on a projected screen behind the stage. In the projection, we see computer screens where a group of high school girls in a digital forum plot to humiliate their classmate Camille by altering photos, recording online conversations, and establishing fake social media accounts. Onstage, we see Camille’s mother and teacher struggle to understand what is causing Camille to tailspin before it’s too late.