Pierre Tran

Pierre Tran, a journalist and committed dilettante, lives in Paris’s 17th arrondissement, but not the upmarket side, the bobo part or Les Epinettes.

Moving Parts

March 8, 2011 | By Pierre Tran | What's New Potpourri

MOVING PARTS For those who are interested in the craft of writing, the play-reading workshop Moving Parts holds readings of original, unpublished pieces for the stage and screen every two weeks at Carr’s Irish Pub and Restaurant (1, rue du … Read More

Julius Caesar

June 8, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Archive

Mark Anthony (Gately Freeman, center) arrives on the scene of Caesar’s assassination in the Tower Theatre Company’s Paris production of Julius Caesar. Photo: Michelle Roebuck Thank Shakespeare for great theater. Can you imagine a world without such lines as “Cry … Read More

Little Gem

May 29, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Archive

Elaine Murphy’s prizewinning play Little Gem talks of birth, life, sex, death and rebirth. Sounds deadly, does it not? Actually, the poignant stories of three generations of women – daughter Amber, her mother Lorraine and grandmother Kay – not only … Read More


May 2, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Archive

Sarah Greene, Anita Reeves and Amelia Crowley in Elaine Murphy’s “Little Gem,” one of the plays being featured in the Irish Cultural Center’s Theater Showcase. Anyone who sees the way the character Mingey stands right at the opening of the … Read More

The Tempest

April 20, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Archive

Stephen Dillane as Prospero on the left and Christian Camargo as Ariel in the center with the rest of the cast. Photo: Joan Marcus, 2010 Sam Mendes’s production of The Tempest is to Parisian theater what Avatar was to cinema … Read More

Une Fable sans Importance

February 23, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Without Category

Nikola Carton gives an exceptional performance as a man who thinks he is the reincarnation of Wilde. Last week, I saw the star-studded A Little Night Music by the legendary Stephen Sondheim at the sold-out Théâtre du Châtelet and a … Read More

The Tempest

February 8, 2010 | By Pierre Tran | Archive

STUFF OF DREAMS Shakespeare’s The Tempest, considered by many to be the playwright’s most poetic play, is being performed in Russian with French subtitles at the Les Gémeaux theater in Sceaux, in a co-production of the Chekov International Theater Festival … Read More