LOVE COMES WITH PLAYING

comedy in three acts



Edouard VII Theatre

First production : April 22th 1947

Company : Claude Dauphin

Staging : Pierre LOUIS

Scenery : Roger DORNES


The action takes place

in the castle of Gonfreville.

Great hall ( I et III )

and boudoir de Clara (II )

 


This play makes think of " Le Bal des Voleurs" by Jean Anouilh

( Nouvelles Littéraires )



Abandoned 5 years ago by un inconstant husband, Clara de Montussant lives isolated from the world. Since then, she's been nourishing a violent feeling of repulsion against men and has smacked by dozen all the seducers, daring enough to step across her doorstep.

The painter Bibolini, her first victim rejected, is replaced by a new assailant Michel Margaritas .The latter doesn't conceal the truth : he's set out to conquer the woman whose heart is said to be impossible to break, only because of a bet with his friend Bibolini.
Within 8 days, he must be Clara's lover, if he wants to pocket 1000 $.

 

 

Danielle DARRIEUX

 

 

Cast:

The dwellers of the castle :

Clara, 28 years...............................................Danielle DARRIEUX

Baroness Maximilienne,
known as Maxy, her aunt ,
she was twenty in 1900………..................Lily MOUNET

Baron Cyrille, her uncle ,
he still ten years mentally……………........Pierre CUEILLE

Stéphane, her brother, 16 years……..Robert ROLLIS

Édouard, butler ,two meters high….....Roger SAGET

The friends :

Michel Margaritas, 30 years………........Claude DAUPHIN
Bibolini, 30 years……………………..................Pierre LOUIS
Véronique, 25 years…………………..............Jeanette BATTI
First visitor……………………..............................André VERSINI
Second visitor…………….…..............................René PASCAL

                                      

 

Claude DAUPHIN


Raymond PELLEGRIN
Jeanette BATTI
Pierre LOUIS
Lily MOUNET

Robert ROLLIS
Rosine DEREAN
André VERSINI
Jean MARCONI

Roger SAGET
Pierre CUEILLE
Pierre BETEILLE

     REVIEWS

 

We play this comedy of Jean Bernard-Luc because we like it, because it is simple, of good mood, extraordinarily French. It is pleasant to play a comedy without monsters, without maniacs, without crazed people, without incest, without alcoholics

(Claude DAUPHIN )

***

The author deserves praises . He is a writer beginner who has the feeling of the theatre. His dialogues are lively.He refuses vulgarity.

(Philippe SOUPAULT, le Monde Illustré)

 

A clever and funny comedy

(Francis Ambrière)

 

The Last Lords

(by Roger-Ferdinand)

and Love comes with playing

(by Jean Bernard-Luc )

with D. Darrieux and Claude Dauphin

thanks to these two plays, the Parisian spectators return to the theatre Edouard VII

Jacques Crepineau "Grandes Heures de Théâtre à Paris "

A light comedy to the best direction of the term

( Combat )