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This year marks the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth, and the celebration will end in style at IFS on Thursday, 12 January at 7:30 P.M. and Friday 13 January at 8:00 P.M.

On this occasion, the theatre company “Le Théâtre en Pierres Dorées” will perform a diptych entitled “MARIAGES FORCÉS“* consisting of 2 comedies by Molière: The Sicilian or Love the Painter (Le Sicilien ou l’Amour Peintre) and The Forced Marriage (Le Mariage Forcé).

These two short plays were originally part of comedies-ballets which were very popular at the Court of Louis XIV. They deal with marriages, old badgers, and young women seeking to emancipate themselves.

Molière was unequalled in his ability to portray all these extravagant characters as ridiculous and grotesque. These two plays are astonishing as they continue to resonate with each generation and remain contemporary.

Come and applaud the actors of the Théâtre en Pierres Dorées.

Company Le Théâtre en Pierres Dorées

This company comprises artists who have all gone to the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (ENSATT)” in Lyon. After that, they worked with prestigious directors within the permanent company of the TNP in Villeurbanne (R. Renucci, Ch. Schiaretti, J. Brochen, etc.). 

Since they regularly meet within the “Théâtre en Pierres Dorées” company to animate the Festival of Theizé en Beaujolais and propose collective creations.

Le Sicilien ou l’Amour peintre | Le Mariage forcé – collective staging – with : Amandine Blanquart, Benjamin Kerautret, Clément Morinière, Damien Gouy, Jérôme Quintard, Pierre-Alain Vernette.

*Duration 1h30. Recommended for all from 11/12 years old.