In this ever-popular farce by French playwright Georges Feydeau, Fernand and his mistress, despite their love for each other, realize that they must “find” other (wealthy) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives, and quick!
Fernand has decided to get his life in order, meaning he must leave his beautiful lover, no earlier than the day he's marrying a wealthy French heiress. What he's lacking is the artistic talent needed to orchestrate such a complicated breakup, and little does he know this story may even be more complicated than it appears!
Is marriage simply a contract, do women prefer the quintessential 'bad boy'? Fernand is in for quite an absurd journey, as he tries to maneuver in his own web of white lies and finds himself caught up in it instead! Spanish generals challenging a duel, a hopelessly romantic clerk locked outside in his underwear, what else will the day entail? The Art of Breaking Up will leave audiences in stitches as the complexities of this music hall histoire d'amour reveal themselves.