Le Penseur

Thinking Out Loud: Rodin Revealed

November 8, 2017 | By Randy Weddle

In “Le Penseur,” a one-man show focusing on the character and work of sculptor Auguste Rodin, we can see a clear parallel between Rodin’s passion for creating art and author, director and actor Jean-Baptiste Seckler’s passion for this play, now … Read More

West Side Story

Finger-Snappin' Good

October 25, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison

The French have belatedly fallen in love with a foreigner: the American musical. Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet has been specializing in the genre (although that may change under its new directors, Ruth Mackenzie and Thomas Lorio Di Prevot), and the brand … Read More

Paris Fringe

In English, on the Edge

May 10, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison

Paris’s English-speaking community has always been infected with the theater bug. Today, companies like Cinémorphe, the International Players, The Improfessionals and Dear Conjunction regularly present new productions in their native language. Now they have been joined by a new festival, … Read More

Cold Water

Irish Huit Clos

February 8, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison

What happens when a resented ex-lover turns up at a reunion of three old friends in a country house in Ireland and a kindly neighbor is unexpectedly thrown into the mix? In Christophe Garros’s new play, Cold Water, it turns … Read More

Deux Garçons, la Mer

Love in interesting times

February 10, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison

Deux Garçons, la Mer is director Christophe Garro’s ambitious two-hour adaptation for the stage of Jamie O’Neill’s novel At Swim, Two Boys (2001). With minimal scenery, the play admirably weaves together large historical events – World War I and the … Read More