Comédie Française 2017-18

Comédie Française 2017-2018

The Comédie-Française's new 2017-18 cinema season gives access to the most prestigious and most respected French theatre troupe to audiences across the globe. Theater lovers from all over the world will enjoy emblematic repertoire plays at the cinema. William Shakespeare, Molière, and Edmond Rostand will all feature in a season high in emotions: Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet), Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), and Cyrano de Bergerac. The best of theatre on the big screen.

Romeo et Juliette

Romeo et Juliette

Captured Live at LA COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, Paris
Stage Direction: Éric Ruf
Costume: Christian Lacroix

2hr 45 mins - (15 min intermission)
French with English Subtitles
Cast: Troupe and the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

In Verona, an old rivalry opposes the Capulet and Montaigu families. When Romeo Montaigu and Juliet Capulet fall for each other, they know their love is meant to be eternal. However they already sense its tragic ending...

Without a doubt, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s most famous play and yet… while most common stagings focus on a universal tale of love and hate, there is in Shakespeare’s text something much darker and much more complex, making the romance only seem like a backdrop. “There’s a black sun in this story, and this is what we ought to look into”, according to director Éric Ruf.

 

Show Times
Thu, Dec 14 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec 16 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $18
Member
$15
Student (18 and under)
$10
No Passes

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The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

Captured Live at LA COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, Paris
Stage Direction: Clément Hervieu-Léger

3hrs (with one 10min intermission)
French with English Subtitles
Cast: Troupe and the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help...

Le Misanthrope looks at a society freed from the authority of family and religion, where people show their true nature as lust and desire take over. The main character’s questionable morals, giving up on high society etiquette and demands, force his peers to shed light on their own contradictions and shortcomings.

 

Show Times
Thu, Feb 15 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sat, Feb 17 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $18
Member
$15
Student (18 and under)
$10
No Passes

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Captured Live at LA COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, Paris
Stage Direction: Denis Podalydès
Costume: Christian Lacroix

3hrs 5min (with one 12min intermission)
French with English Subtitles
Cast: Troupe and the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves...

“When we, comedians of la Comédie-Française, stage plays, we consciously feel this desire to show off this theatre of ours, to show everyone why we love it and why we want to be here.” With these words in mind, award-winning director, stage and cinema actor Denis Podalydès takes over the historical stage. Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, symbolist poetry, slapstick comedy… all genres are called upon to give life to this staging of one of the most emblematic texts of the French repertoire!

 

Show Times
Thu, May 24 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sat, May 26 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $18
Member
$15
Student (18 and under)
$10
No Passes

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