Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOLIERE IN SPITE OF MYSELF, 'SCAPIN' and THE PRIZE at Theatre in Paris
Theatre in Paris - French plays. English surtitles. - has just revealed more about its current lineup. Scroll down for a sneak peek and to learn more about the shows!
MOLIERE IN SPITE OF MYSELF
One man's quest to please a king, woo two sisters, and rewrite history.
If you don't know the extraordinary significance of a specific chair - today displayed at the Comédie Française - to the story of legendary French playwright and actor Molière, your curiosity will soon be satisfied. 'Molière in Spite of Myself' takes us through the last 15 years of the protagonist's chaotic and difficult life, introducing us to the women he loved, the friends he valued and, of course, the enemies he loathed. Also showing us various notable encounters such as that with King Louis XIV, the one-man show takes us right up to the end, examining the strange circumstances surrounding Molière's death...
Show Times: Multiple performances a week from now until September 2nd.
SCAPIN THE SCHEMER
Liar. Manipulator. Matchmaker.
Scapin, an arrogant and pompous valet, has a knack for manipulation. In the name of love, he skillfully plays the members of his household against one another, using careful diplomacy and a host of white lies. In their fathers' absence, Octave and Léandre pledge their love to Hyacinthe and Zerbinette. But it all goes wrong when the fathers return with completely different marriage plans for their sons. Thankfully, Scapin schemes to keep these young lovers together. Moliere, whose real name was Jean Baptiste Poquelin, composed 12 of the most satirical and durable comedies of all time, including "Scapin the Schemer". Boldly tongue-in-cheek, this Molière classic will have the whole family in stitches.
Show Times: Multiple performances a week for the months of May and June.
The deadliest award.
Martin, a historian, just received the International Prize for History. He should be happy - this will make his career - but he's terrified. All the prize-winners of the previous years have dropped dead, struck by a curse. Martin is convinced that he'll be next. Things start to get messy in his life. His sister-in-law, Véronique, decides that she wants to leave his brother and confess to their recent affair. To top it off, his girlfriend announces that it's over between them. This prize-winner's in quite a pickle. But what can he do about it?
Show Times: From now until July 15th, Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30PM, Friday at 5:30PM and 8:30PM. On Sunday May 7th and 21st at 3PM.
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