Raphaëlle Boitel’s performance at the Peak Performance show “The Forgotten/L’Oublié(e)” surpassed all expectations. The show ran from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.
The French creator, director and performer of the show started acting at the age of 6 and began her professional career at the age of 13 in La Symphonie du Hanneton — The Junebug Symphony directed by the internationally renowned James Thiérrée, a grandson of Charlie Chaplin.
According to Boitel, the performance aimed to be an “autobiographical intimate memory in ruins.” It showed the relationships between female family members of different ages: mothers, daughters and sisters. The absence of a male figure was a recurring theme throughout the performance. It portrayed the complicated relationships between family members and the peculiar similarities between them.