French Theatre with English Captions: Molière

Theatre in Paris offers English-speaking visitors a way to enjoy French theatre productions, with ticket sales in English, a dedicated welcome at the theatre, and English sur-titles (above the stage). This summer you can see their latest show Molière In Spite of Myself "One man’s quest to please a king, romance two sisters, and make literary history."

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The Tab (or: How to Get into Trouble Without Really Trying)

After days of bone-chilling rain, the sun had finally returned. Parisians emerged into the soggy city, shedding umbrellas and overcoats. Bare knees flashed beneath the hems of skirts, and children in shorts whooshed by on kick-scooters. Even our neighborhood panhandler had reestablished his headquarters in front of the bakery.

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Enjoying the Misery of Others: The French Elections

Most of us agree that America got off to a rocky start this year—all that niggling about healthcare, Russians, and nukes—but sometimes it helps to step back and survey the landscape. After all, couldn’t things be worse? Yes, in fact, they could: we might all be living in France.

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Review of Two Spring Museum Exhibits in Paris

Guest post by Anne Daignault

It's April and Paris is living up to its reputation, each day warmed by the springtime sun, the flowering chestnuts seducing the fastest walker into the nearest park to sit on a bench, smell the lilacs and listen to the children's happy noises.

Equally seductive are two exhibits, the De Zubaran à Rothko: Collection of Alicia Koplowitz at the Musee Jacquemart André (158 Boulevard Houssmann, 8th, through July 10th) and Tokyo - Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art at the Orangerie (Jardins des Tuileries, 1st, through August 21st). While the collections may be indoors, the senses won't be disappointed.

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More than just frocks: Mode & Femmes 14/18

If you’re not a fashion tragic, you may be tempted to skip this exhibition of la mode in France during World War I. But even if you’re not ga-ga over gowns, don’t dismiss it – it goes well beyond its brief to provide an intriguingly fashion-skewed insight into the era from a rare, female perspective.

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French Theatre with English Subtitles: The Prize

The Prize is a dark comedy starring Alysson Paradis about an esteemed historian, paranoid that his latest award is cursed. If it doesn’t kill him, his family just might! This Woody Allen-esque play with risqué French humour follows a paranoid professor and his lovers. 

The Prize: This award might just be death of him

Martin should feel on top of the world. He has just won the International Prize for History, the highest honour in his field and the crowning achievement of his career. But Martin is neither satisfied nor happy. He’s terrified. Convinced that the Prize is cursed—all previous winners having mysteriously dropped dead—Martin now fears for his life. But before he can worry about impending death, the two women in his life have big announcements. His girlfriend, Fabienne, decides to leave him, and his sister-in-law, Véronique, is determined to leave Martin’s brother, Lucas. Secret love affairs and betrayal loom while Martin feels doomed from all angles, professional and personal.

“A gray Sunday afternoon, a dreary mood...And then- a miracle! By going to the Edward 7 this Saturday to see "The Prize", we did not think to leave so happy. Our eyes were wet from laughing so much! Bravo!”-review from Tickettac.

Celebrated actors, a renowned director, and one of France’s most popular writers have all come together for this comedy, one of the most anticipated new shows of the season. The show is subtitled for English speakers with Theatre in Paris. 

The Prize is showing at the elegant Théâtre Édouard VII (10 place Édouard VII, 9th, M° Opéra) through July 15th from Tuesday through Friday at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 5:30 and 8:30pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. Ticket prices start at €48 per person and Theatre in Paris guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show to benefit from the pre-show welcome. Inside the theatre is a charming restaurant, Café Guitry, named after Sacha Guitry, a French playwright. Book tickets here.

About Theatre in Paris

A secret many Paris visitors rarely discover is that just like New York and London, Paris has a diverse and thriving theatre scene. True Parisians start lining up all over the city for the latest plays and musicals every night of the week. Now, for the first time ever thanks to Theatre in Paris and their unique live subtitling system, visitors and expats can enjoy the City of Lights’ best-kept secret. 

This spring, they have brand new comedies, classic masterpieces, and unusual gems translated and ready to welcome an international audience in the world of theatre, right here in Paris. Check out their wide range of shows here.

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