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    Life-Size Marionettes at Paris’s Opéra Comique

    Watching Opéra Baroque was the most entertaining virtual event that I have seen lately. Basil Twist has modernized a 1753 opera-ballet using life-size puppets. In the New York Times article: “Basil Twist in Paris: When Puppets Meet Baroque Opera” you read about two Americans who worked on this production in New York for the presentation in Paris at the Opéra Comique. The opera-ballet is full of special effects, including about 60 sheep, Mr. Twist, the stage director said in an interview. What you will see-The life-size marionettes/puppets and live artists perform Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville's "Titon et l'Aurore".

  • Publicity photo for Moliere's The Miser or the Scrooge (l'Avare), Ranelagh Theatre, Paris
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    French in English-Theatre in Paris

    Margot presented a fascinating workshop on Molière the other day. We learned facts, chronological dates, the synopsis of a play and outtakes from the script. She was preparing us for one of the nine Molière plays currently running in Paris. Molière’s “L’Avare” (The Miser/The Scrooge) is playing at the Ranelagh Théâtre in Paris until May 18, 2019. The language of Molière is spoken (French). For those who wish to coordinate sound with English, supertitles are available with Théâtre in Paris. You pay a bit more for this translation service, ideal seating, and a program in English than you would buying through the theatre booking systems. Molière has been creeping into…

  • Poster for La Chaise et l'Ecran, du cinéma dans nos rues
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    Paris Cinema Festival from Lost in Frenchlation

    This is a summer invitation for the event La Chaise et l’Écran cinema festival “cinéma dans nos rues” (on the Paris streets) from Manon at “Lost in Frenchlation“. Here’s hoping for a warm Friday, August 19, 12 Place Léon Blum, Paris 75011 (metro: Voltaire – line 9). Although walking distance from my apartment, my feet will be walking in Washington DC that night. Lost in Frenchlation screens current French films throughout the year. Here is your chance to enjoy French culture in the open air for free with seating provided; another opportunity to watch French films with English translations. Enjoy! “Bonjour ! Lost in Frenchlation is proud to be working together with La Mairie…

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    French Theatre in Paris & English Surtitles

    Have you ever wanted to go to the theatre in Paris, but thought it would be hard to understand? Understanding French is now secondary to enjoying the theatre. Theatre in Paris is "opening the doors to French theatre" with surtitles to enjoy some top-rated shows in iconic Parisian theatres. Read the surtitles from a balcony seat in a prime location, watch the actors simultaneously and then impress your friends with your experience. You have attended a potentially unknown Paris tourist attraction in French culture. Surtitles are above the stage on a screen barely visible or invisible to the audience below.

  • Improfessionals - International improve group - English comedy show
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    Comedy (in English) Venues in Paris

    Go out for the night and laugh or learn how you make me people laugh… Your choice. Here is a listing of some of the improv shows I know about in Paris. Some of the venues are seasonal (i.e., closed for the summer). Coming soon is a list of English theatre/theater in Paris. If you have anything to add to the list, send it to me at info@colleensparis.com  Thanks! Improfessionals – This international improv group has been entertaining and teaching improvisation since 2001. The venue for the shows and workshops (English and French) is a canal boat along the Quai de la Seine. They are the “No. 1 English comedy…

  • poster for Paris Fringe Festival 23-29 may at several venues
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    First Paris Fringe Festival

    Have you ever attended a Fringe Festival? My first off-the-main-theater circuit experience was in Edinburgh. The concept began in the 1940s in Edinburgh. Now one of the plays I reviewed "There's No Place Like" has been invited to participate in the First Paris Fringe Festival May 23-29, 2016. The festival will feature international and France-based theater companies, workshops (physical theater....

  • Sam Elwiin as Jordan, Lilac Yosiphon as Hannah cast and crew for There's No Place Like, Café du Theatre, Paris France
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    There’s No Place Like – Brings back Memories

    Last night I enjoyed the play, "There's No Place Like" at Café du Theatre. Two shows tonight, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm - Reservations through the café at 01 42 06 33 37). I heard many familiar memories from my own past. If you are or have been an expat from any country, hoped for a visa, wanted a foreign passport, wished you could move and claim a new country as home, were ready to work hard and faced government rejection....

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    “There’s No Place Like” – West End Theatre Comes to Paris

    "There's No Place Like" is a one-hour play (in English) at Café du Theatre Wednesday, January 20 (7:30 pm) and Thursday, January 21 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm). Reserve your tickets (seven euros): altheatheatre@gmail.com. The play, a hit at the May 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival comes to Paris from London's West End and The Arts Theatre. Lilac Yosiphon's English play is about longing, belonging and immigration. Story: "Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK

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    Un Picasso – Play at Theatre de Nesle

    Paris is a small world. On an art tour in the morning and someone hands me a flyer about the play, "Un Picasso (A Picasso)". That evening, attending a vernissage, I am now speaking with one of the directors of the play. Performances are at the Theatre de Nesle from October 22 to November 15 in French or in English, depending on the night of the show.....