PHILEMON ’ S   COMPLEX

Comedy in two acts

REVIVAL

 



 

On the right, Comédie and Studio of Champs-Élysées, behind Theatre of Champs-Élysées

 

 

 

Revival : March 15th 1963

Comédie of Champs Elysées

Manager :   Claude Sainval

Staging :   Christian-Gérard

 

Scenery :   Douking

 


Go and See this play : it’s one of the big triumphs of postwar..The true comic theater is eternally young.

( Le Serpent Minute )

 

Characters :

Hélène Saint-Faust, model wife…............................................Delphine SEYRIG

François Saint-Faust ,perfect husband………………………Henri GUISOL

( they are too pure for psychoanalysis and too simple for those complexes found amongst amateur lovers )

Professeur David-Kouglow, psychoanalyst……..............Jean-Roger CAUSSIMON

a couple of old servants :

Blaise…………………………………………………………............................Henri GIQUEL

Antonia ……………...............................................................................Marcelle DUVAL


Mademoiselle Pelousco……………………………………..............Liliane GAUDET


The three girlfriends:

Lucienne Grandpierre…………………………...............................Anne RABANIT

Cécile Armingaux………………………………………........................Frédérique ROUHELLE

Olga Tatanieff……………………………………………..........................Luisa COLPEYN


 

Delphine SEYRIG
Henri GUISOL

Jean-Roger CAUSSIMON

Frédérique ROUHELLE

Luisa COLPEYN

Anne RABANIT


Liliane GAUDET
Henri GIQUEL
Marcelle DUVAL
CHRISTIAN-GERARD

DOUKING


 

 

Critics 13 years later…

Satire sounding like Moliere’s. Vaudeville a la Feydeau.

Paul GORDEAUX

A tailor-made revival.

Le Canard Enchaîné

The audience has a lot of fun when they discover with great pleasure this comedy.

Paris Match

It’s so seldom to have the opportunity to have the pleasure of seeing a comedy which is neither rude, nor crude; a comedy which deals with a serious topic, without degrading it, a comedy talking about libido without being lustful. You’ve to savour this exceptionnal opportunity, when you’re offered it.

Go and laugh, without any complex, and see this « Philemon’s Complex »

Paul MORELLE, Libération

13 years after its creation, the play has provoked the same laughter, the same applause.

François de SANTERRE

 

Big success of laugh...This revival has not at all wrinkles.

Jours de France

A pleasant and witty play which avoids almost all the pitfalls of a light comedy... No vulgarity at all...Quick and sardonic dialogues...

Pierre MARCABRU, Paris-Presse

 

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