Raphaelle Boitel’s ‘The Forgotten/ L’Oublié(e)’

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Published October 9, 2016
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The cast of “The Forgotten/L’Oublié(e)” performing this past weekend at Montclair State.
Photo courtesy of Marina Levitskaya

 

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.

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