Jacqueline Auriol ou Le Ciel Interrompu is Pierrette Dupoyet’s third and final profile of extraordinary French women. This one follows the title character, Jacqueline Auriol, as she recovers from a plane-crash. This was an exhaustive process that took over 3 years. This is a play about passion and tenacity and Dupoyet need not stretch too far to sympathize with the circumstances.
Dupoyet’s charm never loses steam. Her speaks in breathy, exuberant waltzes. Her characters are people of unimaginable passion. They fight for both what they love and their own sense of dignity and identity. It’s easy to imagine why Dupoyet might be attracted to such figures. She is made for the intimate storytelling confines of the Avignon off. Her passion never falls into the discomfort that comes when an actor appears to be performing for the back of a Broadway house. Instead, she fills the space with her storytelling.
Jacqueline Auriol ou Le Ciel Interrompu can be seen at the Luna at 17:45