Chambre d'amis

a Swiss-German friendship spectacle by Antoine Jaccoud

A couple visits another couple. One couple is German and has adopted the beautiful French expression " chambre d'amis " for their " guest room " because it sounds so neutral. The other couple is from Switzerland. She knows the German from before - as students they used to swim naked in the lake together - and she also speaks a little German, unlike her partner. The four of them spend a weekend together. What to do? What to say? What to tell each other? How do you communicate when language multiplies our differences? And finally, how does one create and nurture this friendship that has always been considered the ideal relationship between people? This is what the play explores with a certain, even comic, cruelty, inviting the audience to take a seat for a moment as a friend between our two couples.
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