The Game (Le Jeu)
38 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris
Capacity 350 seats
1 hour and 30 minutes
Suitable for all
French without surtitles
The Game (Le jeu), a text written by a specialist in philosophy, is a dialogue that hits the nail on the head and leaves a smile on the lips… an intelligent comedy full of flavor! The Théâtre Michel introduces us to a witty comedy and a fine slice of French culture.
In a public garden, a woman is reading as suddenly her gaze falls upon a man who seems quite unhappy. Dreadfully, coming from a tornado of a marriage, he has just been left by his wife. As she continues to gaze, she reflects on how she also has a lot of problems with her love life. The future could be bright for them, but she suggests a strange game... How far will this curious experience take them? Come and discover a comedy full of tenderness by an author who masters the outpourings of the human heart. A true delight of a game!
History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Michel
Don't be fooled by the venue's unimposing exterior, the delightful Italian style auditorium of the Théâtre Michel is sure to seduce at first sight! Built in the early 20th century, the theatre fell victim to the flood that struck Paris in 1910 just a few years after opening, leaving the first level completely submerged. But the Théâtre Michel was not to be stopped, and soon overcame its early troubles to become a celebrated name in the international arts scene.
This charming theatre, complete with pediments resembling Greek temples, has been managed over recent decades by Marc Camoletti. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Camoletti's brilliant comedy of errors, Boeing Boeing, is the most performed French play in the world counting over 18,000 performances in more than 20 countries and was made famous on screen by Tony Curtis in the 1960s. Not such a minor theatre after all!
The Théâtre Michel was the very first venue to hold a subtitled performance with Theatre in Paris back in 2014!
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning: Yes