WHEN DO YOU MARRY MY WIFE ?

comedy in three acts

by Jean Bernard-Luc and Jean-Pierre Conty

 

First production:
Theatre Vaudeville
29th Dicember 1964

Staging:
Jean Le Poulain

Stage Designer :
François Ganeau


The action takes place in a psychiatrist's living room in the XVI district in Paris

A real jewel : my own laugh was so noisy that I couldn’t hear the words of the play

( Yvan Audouard, Le Canard Enchaîné )

 

Cast :

 

Bertrand Germinat .......................Michel SERRAULT

André Dorignac...............................Jean-Pierre DARRAS

Aunt Minnie(*) ...............................Maria PACOME

Dolly,the assistant........................Barbara SOMERS

Nadette Germinat.........................Michèle GRELLIER

Laetitia.................................................Arlette DIDIER

The visitor..........................................Clément MICHU

(*) Micheline Dax and Jeanne Sourza acted also the part of aunt Minnie

 

 

Summary :

A psychiatrist, Bertrand Germinat, and his wife Nadette have decided to divorce so that each of them can get married with Dolly, his assistant, for him, with André Dorignac for her.

Their aunt, Minnie who has been the instigator of their marriage, must be treated with care.

She turns up at their house when Bertrand is getting ready to spend the week-end with his assistant. She informs them that she suffers a heart disease, this news can kill her no way..

The disunited couple will finally get closer under the influence of aunt Minnie who is in very good health and has set the whole thing up.
It's a series of misunderstandings,sudden changes, to-ings and fro-ings and finally morals is safe.

Michel SERRAULT
Maria PACÔME
Jean-Pierre DARRAS
Micheline DAX
Barbara SOMERS
Michèle GRELLIER
Arlette DIDIER
Hélène DUC
Clément MICHU

Jeanne SOURZA

 
 

Jean LE POULAIN


          Reviews

 

A machine which produces laughters as well as the master clockmaster Feydeau.

B.Poirot-Delpech, Le Monde )

 

A machine which collects laughters...the audience is delighted...this is happiness

( Pierre MARCABRU, Paris-Presse )

The audience has a lot of fun

( Gabriel MARCEL, Les Nouvelles Littéraires )

 

You cry out of joy during all the performance !

( Le Cyclope, Noir et Blanc )