“Philosophy claims to explain the world; theatre, to represent it. I combine the two as a way to try to reflect the human condition on stage, add my own ponderings and express my hopes and anxieties with the humour and lightness of touch appropriate to the paradoxes of our lives. Success makes one humble: what I thought was my private drama turned out to echo the questions of many of my contemporaries and their yearning to re-enchant life.”

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt