Gold Rush at Le Rosey

Another memorable evening in the Black Box, the intimate theatrical space so different from its neighbour, the spacious Rosey Concert Hall. The audience followed the incredible tale of General Johan August Suter from Basel; Blaise Cendrars’ dense, lively, subtle and inspiring text, plunges us into a true story from Californian history — a story dominated by an adventurer who personifies the American Dream with all its glories and disappointments.  Xavier Simonin, by turns flamboyant and wretched, but always passionate and honest, stole the stage. Jean-Jacques Milteau, a virtuoso of the harmonica — an instrument so strongly associated with the Wild West—  accompanied, illuminated and brought marvellous colour to the story.  The production design, set and pace were all just as they should be and combined to create an excellent piece of theatre.

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