THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Written when Molière was in a weakened state, his last play is nonetheless one of his most brilliant comedies – as if he had gathered all the resources of his genius to reach the summit of his art. A timeless classic!
Did you think you already knew Tartuffe? The director, Ivo van Hove, has us discover the original version, censored in 1664 by the King the day after the premiere and therefore only performed once in its history.
From Harpagon’s unhealthy stinginess to the ardour of a frustrated youth, this production by Lilo Baur brings out all the shades of a cult – and surprisingly modern – comedy.
THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN
In the great tradition of comedy-ballets, Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq stage Molière’s famous Bourgeois Gentleman with music and dance. They put all their imagination into exposing the excesses of Monsieur Jourdain, who dreams of nobility without paying heed to ridicule.