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comedy in three acts

 


Theatre Madeleine


First production :

March 25th 1952

 

Theatre Madeleine
Manager : André BRULÉ

 

Staging :
Pierre DUX

Scenery :
Suzanne REYMOND



An astonishing dialogist.It is the good tradition of Moliere

( Eugène Fabre, Le Journal de Genève )

 

Whole scenes seem intelligently inspired by Moliere.

( Jean-Jacques Gautier, Le Figaro )


Summary :

The damages provoked in a peaceful family from Bordeaux by the famous report of Doctor Kinsey about the libido and sexual behaviour of couples. Despite the hazardous nature of the issue good health and moral standards will finally triumph.

The scene takes place in the castle Bel Air, in Gironde, with furniture from the 18th century

 

 

 

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A beautiful castle ....

Château Haut-Brion

 

Pierre DUX


Cast:

 

Lionel Leroy-Belair, gascon gentleman (52 years).......................Jacques DUMESNIL

Huguette Leroy Belair, his wife (45 years) ......................................Germaine AUGER

Jérôme Cazalis (40 years)..........................................................................Robert VATTIER

Virginia Cazalis-Jones,his wife (32 years).........................................Gladys GOULD

Abel Leroy, the Leroy-Belair’cousin (38 years)..............................Pierre FLOURENS

Marie-France,the Leroy-Belair’elder daughter (26 years)......Janine WANSAR

Brigitte,the Leroy-Belair’younger daughter (20 years).............Colette RIPERT

Thierry, her younger brother (15 years)............................................Jacques PIERRE

 

James de Cussac, Marie-France’s husband ( 38 years )............Bernard DHERAN

Bertrand Cazalis, Brigitte’s fiancé ( 25 years )...............................Jacques FERRY

Violette, Mrs Leroy-Belair’sister ( 42 years )..................................Suzanne DEHELLY

Mr Leroy-Belair, Lionel’s father (79 years )......................................Paul VILLE

The parish priest ( 72 years )....................................................................Maurice FLANDRE

Victor, the keeper and servant of the castle ( 43 years )........Albert RIEUX

Anna, his wife ( 38 years )............................................................................Janine GUIRAUD

Paulette, his niece ( 15 years )..................................................................Colette FREDERIC

 

 


Jacques DUMESNIL
Janine WANSAR
Pierre FLOURENS
Germaine AUGER
Robert VATTIER
Gladys GOULD
Colette RIPERT
Denise CLAIR
Jacques PIERRE
Odette LAUDNER
Janine GUIRAUD
Micheline VALMONDE
Jacques FERRY
Albert RIEUX
Paul VILLE
Suzanne DEHELLY
Colette FREDERIC
Maurice FLANDRE
Suzanne REYMOND
Bernard DHERAN

Reviews…

...prestigious virtuosity

( Edmond SEE )

 

A very pleasant play which swarms with funny words.

(Jean-Jacques GAUTIER, le Figaro)

A play well written

(Le Canard Enchaîné )

A playwright of rarest quality

(Max FAVALELLI)

A well built play, well done and well written

( Le Parisien Libéré )

Laughing, funny, irresistible

(André Paris, le Soir, Bruxelles)

A playwright who knows his trade

(Thierry MAULNIER, Combat)