An ordinary plastic box for an extraordinary destiny? Everlasting, airtight and solid, the Tupp’ (short for Tupperware) has become a myth. Coveted, looked at, touched, negotiated, this Pandora's box holds a powerful promise to transform women's lives.
Both funny and cruel, Tupp' follows of Stéphanie Bugeaud, a nearly ordinary woman who dreams of an extraordinary destiny. A fire healer a single mother with a hard time making ends meet, she finds herself propelled into the wonderful and dizzying world of door-to-door sales. Her goal: to get by and even, why not, to succeed. To do this, she’ll have to go from silent to loud, from the shadows to the light. When she opens the lid, wounds and hidden secrets escape to give rise to a hope for a better life and a fabulous world that’s accessible to everyone.
In this modern bilingual story (French and French Sign Language), fed by sociological research, Angélique Clairand and Géraldine Berger give form to a split identity, alienated by Tupp’ thinking: a complex system of interlocking family and professional networks, where intimacy and work are inextricably mixed.
Creation and performance: Angélique Clairand
Jeu et interprétation langue des signes : Géraldine Berger
Texte: Nasser Djemaï
Directed by: Hervé Dartiguelongue
Assistant director: Cécile Bournay
Artistic collaboration in object handling: Cécile Briand
Collaboration in story collection: Alix Denambride
Dramaturgy: Christine Durif-Bruckert et Catherine Ailloud-Nicolas
Scenography: Anouk Dell'Aiera
Set construction: Nicolas Hénault and Sylvain Tardy,
with the support of the Comédie de Saint-Etienne - National Drama Centre workshops
Costumes: Marie-Frédérique Fillion
Lighting design: Yoann Tivoli
Sound design: Antoine Richard
General management and sound: Orane Duclos
Lighting management: Julien Louisgrand and Sylvain Tardy (alternating)
Stage management: Nicolas Hénault and Simon Lambert-Bilinski (alternating)
Administration & Production : Aliaksandra Startsava
Photography: Jean-Louis Fernandez
Co-production Lumas Company, Comédie de Valence – National Drama Centre Drôme Ardèche, Scène Nationale 61 of Alençon, Flers and Mortagne, Théâtre La Mouche of Saint-Genis Laval, Théâtre Théo Argence of Saint-Priest, l’Amphithéâtre of Pont-de-Claix.
With the support of the General Council of the Loire, La Trame of Saint-Jean Bonnefonds, Théâtre de la Renaissance of the Metropolis of Lyon, Groupe des 20 of Rhône-Alpes.