About the show
Here is the DNA of MeMoRy: the joy of being free despite limitations, or how to tell a story, solve puzzles and have fun with traps all the while being creative, authentic and light.
Audiences who have seen MeMoRy report that it is a bluffing, inventive, captivating, surprising, and funny show.
“How does it work?” you may ask.
20 suggestions are taken from the audience in perfectly random order and written on a board visible only to the audience. Improvisor and mentalist Cédric memorizes these words. His partner then enters the theater knowing nothing of these words, and from there they embark on an improvised story in which Cédric puts the words in order from 1 to 20. The audience is kept in suspense, waiting for each word to be placed at the right moment. And even more bluffing: Cédric has his partner saying some of the words during the story, while they have neither seen nor heard them! The soundtrack of the story is created live.
Cédric Fernandez hails from Bordeaux, France, where he evolved from a working engineer to a working improvisor. He joined the Bordeaux improvisation league – LICOEUR – in 2009 and participated in the creation of the BIP (Bordeaux Improvisation Professionnelle) in 2011. He has studied and performed improv in France and Quebec, and has created the show Mes Mots Rient (or MeMorRy) which combines improv, mentalism, music and drawing. MMR has played at Improvidence Bordeaux, Mount Olymprov Festival in Athens, Greece, and the 2018 Festival D’Avignon.
He will be joined by NYC based improvisor Jamie Graham (The Raving Jaynes) and musician William Babin (Bordeaux).
And a tip: unless tu parle français, be sure to activate the subtitles / closed caption for an English translation of the video trailer!