L'Hôtel du Libre-Échange

The Free Exchange Hotel
by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Isabelle Nanty

Richelieu

20 May 25 July 2017

Richelieu

L'Hôtel du Libre-Échange

2017-05-20 00:00:00 2017-07-25 00:00:00

“Safe and discreet! Hôtel Du Libre-Échange, 220 rue de Provence! Recommended for married people... together or separately!”

When Mrs Pinglet, outraged by this advertisement, reads it out to her husband – who has just arranged a rendezvous there with the wife of his neighbour and partner Mr Paillardin – neither one nor the other imagine that they will all unexpectedly end up there the following night. Accumulating no less than 279 entrances and exits, Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallières’ play was a triumphant success from its first performance in 1894.
For its entry into the Repertoire, this incredibly convoluted play is directed by Isabelle Nanty, a free-spirited artist equally sensitive to the vaudevillist’s crazy humour and his solitary and melancholic personality. In the course of a career rich in artistic collaborations, she has staged Chekhov, Ibsen and Schnitzler as well as broad popular comedies. She now takes on this hotel haunted by desire, that she imagines as the “cross-section of a dollhouse in which everything happens simultaneously in plain view and in the wings”. A world for which Christian Lacroix is given the task of creating both the costumes and, for the first time, the sets. What Isabelle Nanty retains above all from this madcap night is the burst of youth that surprises the characters, each finding, “perhaps for the last time, in their panic and deep-seated fear of missing out on love, this fierce desire for life”.

Creative team

Staging****: Isabelle Nanty
Sets and Costumes****: Christian Lacroix
Lights****: Laurent Béal
Musics****: Vincent Leterme
Choregraphy****: Xavier Legrand
Assistant stage manager****: Stéphanie Leclercq
Assistant scenography****: Philippine Ordinaire

Distribution

the company

The Comédie-Française Academy

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    Marina
    Cappe

    Fille de Mathieu

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    Tristan
    Cottin

    Commissionnaire

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    Ji Su
    Jeong

    Fille de Mathieu

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    Amaranta
    Kun

    Fille de Mathieu

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    Pierre
    Ostoya Magnin

    Commissionnaire

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    Axel
    Mandron

Accessibility
This show is available to the hearing impaired
16/06/2017 - 20:30 29/06/2017 - 20:30
02/07/2017 - 20:30

This show is available to the visually impaired
21/06/2017 - 20:30
09/07/2017 - 14:00

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