January 18 through Thu 20 January 2022,
Centre Dramatique National Besançon Franche-Comté

Nostalgie 2175

Following a catastrophe in 2101, the temperature on earth reaches 60°C. Humans can no longer live without protective clothing and women can no longer give birth without losing their lives. While she is in love with Taschko, whose burned body can no longer be touched, Pagona finds herself pregnant by another man. Despite the risks, she decides to carry the pregnancy to term. Speaking to the child she is carrying, poetry becomes the best weapon against the violence of the world

Written in 2008 by the German playwright Anja Hilling, Nostalgia 2175 acquires new depths with this production by Anne Monfort, accompanied by the composer Núria Giménez-Comas. In this world in fusion, where one can only inhabit, touch, and desire through synthetic skin, the latter works with a material that opposes synthetic and acoustic sounds, but also "light and heat as metaphors for upheaval, loss, and nostalgia".

Anja Hilling text, éditions Théâtrales
Silvia Berutti-Ronelt and Jean-Claude Berutti translation
Anne Monfort director
Julia Dreyfus assistant director
Laure Bachelier-Mazon artistic collaboration
Clémence Kazémi assisted by Vérane Kauffmann, set and costume design
Núria Giménez-Comas music, commissioned by IRCAM-Centre-Pompidou
José Miguel Fernandez IRCAM computer music design
Cécile Robin, assisted by Alexandre Schreiber lighting design, stage manager
With Mohand Azzoug, Judith Henry et Jean-Baptiste Verquin


Production day-for-night | A Centre dramatique national de Besançon-Franche-Comté, Théâtre national de Strasbourg, Théâtre de la Cité – Centre dramatique national de Toulouse Occitanie, Espace des Arts – Scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône, Les Scènes du Jura – Scène nationale, L'ARC, Scène nationale Le Creusot, ARTCENA aide à la création, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou coproduction | With the support of the Théâtre du Peuple – Maurice Pottecher, Quint’Est, réseau spectacle vivant Bourgogne Franche-Comté Grand Est.
  • Nostalgie 2175  © Clémence Kazémi
    Nostalgie 2175 © Clémence Kazémi
  • Nuria Giménez-Comas  © Fréderic Desmesure
    Nuria Giménez-Comas © Fréderic Desmesure
  • Nostalgie 2175  © Éditions Théâtrales
    Nostalgie 2175 © Éditions Théâtrales