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La Dame Blanche Photo Credit Charlotte Spiellemaecher

La Dame Blanche

(The White Lady)

by  Jane Rosenstei

 

 

 

La Dame Blanche  a great play written by Sébastien Azzopardi and Sacha Danino and directed by Sébastien Azzopardi  is playing at Le Théâtre de Renaissance, a theatre which opened in 1886, in Paris

When we arrived we heard screams from those in the theatre waiting to see the play. It was due to the actors dressed up in scary costumes who circulated in the

photo credit Charlotte Spiellemaecher


theatre.They did not harm the people but the people were scared by their costumes  and actions.

The actors and their roles are as follow:

Sébastien AZZOPARD ( Malo)

Alyzée COSTES (Alice et Nina)

Cécile BEAUDOUX (Céline)

Marguerite DABRIN (Chloé et Rosalie)

Nicolas MARTINEZ (Alex)

Delphin LACROIX (Victor)

Marie-Bénédicte ROY (La Vieille)

 and  Joséphine RIOLI  Romain TOMAS  Mehdi VIGIER

As the play begins we see a man and woman depicting having sex. Then the man tells the young lady that he will leave his wife that very night and return to her. He goes home and to his surprise his wife tells him that after several years of trying she is pregnant. Later  returns to tell the young girl he can not leave his wife. She throws herself in front of his vehicle and he acidentally kills her. The audience is surprised and sad.

 

 

Photo Credit  Charlotte Speillemaecher

 

 

 

Then the drama begins. Alice’s sister comes to ask where her sister is not knowing she was killed.

The most interesting thing about this play is not the story but the visual effects which are superb as are the sets for the scenery; From appearance of La Dame Blanche, the white lady who warns us to behave  the haze of the forrest and the appearance of rain which we actually feel, we are enchanted. We see the vehicle in the forrest. We feel badly for the death and watch as the spirit of La Dame Blanche enchants us as she appears several times in the play.

The music adds to the drama.

Photo Credit   Charlotte Spiellemacher

 

The gardener and his mother add to the thrill. His mother acts crazy and the gardener is mentally ill.

The actors related well with the audience and even ran into the theatre where the audience was sitting.

The scary characters also were circulating in the theatre.

Young and not so young  – all enjoyed this play.

Even those who do not understand French will like this play. It is playing until January 8, 2018.

 


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{p}Jane Rosenstein comes from U.S.A. and lived in many U. S. cities including Atlanta, GA. She received a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and a M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.{/p} {p}She is a professional translator/interpretator and is the business owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine and interpretation and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French and Spanish.{/p} {p}Didier Lambert born in Bordeaux is a political activist and semi-professional cart racer. Didier is a Veterans Today correspondent and photojournalist working in Europe, Africa and the Far East. Didier served in the French Army as combat engineer.{/p}

2 COMMENTS

  1. Jane,
    That is so cool. Thank you for your article. I’d give almost anything to go to that theater. This peice is a nice departure from some of the more violent reports. You remind me that there is still plenty beauty and good times to be found here.
    Tara

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