Two theater plays that should not be missed this fall

After the Picasso Mania and the Warhol Unlimited exhibitions, why not extend your arty stay in Paris to go to the theater? This fall, two theater plays should not be missed: “L’Avare” at the Théâtre Dejazet and “Représailles” at the Théâtre de la Michodière.

L’Avare at the Théâtre Dejazet
L’Avare is a famous play by Molière revisited by director Jean-Louis Martinelli. Great French actor Jacques Weber interprets the lead role. For his character, only the possession counts, the accumulation of money. Greedy, the money is retained, invested, secret, which irremediably puts him in the most comical situations. The actor interprets this miserly with a ferocity and communicative joy.

L’Avare, from October 2nd 2015 to January 2nd 2016.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8am, on Sunday morning at 2:30pm.
Rates: from €25 to €35 the place.

 

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L’Avare Poster © DR

Théâtre Dejazet (in French)
41, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris
France
Tel: +33 (0)1 48 87 52 55
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).

Représailles at the Théâtre de la Michodière
With Représailles, two great French artists share the headline: Marie-Anne Chazel and Michel Sardou. On stage, they interpret a couple on the verge of divorce after Rosalie has discovered the many infidelities of her husband Francis, the night of their daughter’s wedding. Both awkward and in bad faith, Francis will provoke the worst reprisals of his wife! Every Wednesday evening, audio guides are available to the English and Spanish public, so they can follow the play. This innovative experiment was initiated by Paris City Theater.

Représailles (“Revenge”), from September 22nd 2015 to February 28th 2016.
Tuesday-Saturday at 8:30pm, on Sunday morning at 3:30pm.
From €18 to €50 the place.
Headphone rental: €5.

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Représailles / Revenge Paris City Theater Poster

Théâtre de la Michodière (in French)
4 bis, rue de la Michodière
75002 Paris
France
Tel: +33 (0)1 47 42 95 22
Metro: Quatre-Septembre (line 3).

Exhibitions you should not miss this fall

This fall, two exhibitions are eagerly awaited by Parisians: the Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais and the Warhol Unlimited at the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris. Both present great artists who have marked Art history, and last more or less the same time.

1 / Picasso Mania at the Grand Palais
The Grand Palais offers to come back to the creation of the myth of Picasso. How this name became famous? How it influenced its contemporaries? One hundred masterpieces by Pablo Picasso are thus confronted with contemporary works signed by David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, or Roy Lichtenstein. This important retrospective also focuses on the iconic works by Picasso, as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, and comes back to the different stylistic phases of the artist.

Exhibition “Picasso Mania” From October 7th to February 29th 2016.
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am to 10pm, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 8pm.
Full rate: €13.

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Picasso.mania – © Rmn-Grand Palais Poster, Paris 2015/ Gjon Mili/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images Succession Picasso 2015

Grand Palais
Nef du Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

2 / Warhol at the Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris welcomes more than 200 works of icon Andy Warhol. In addition to presenting its Jackies series (1964), Flowers (1964-1965) and Electric Chairs (1964-1971), the museum also hosts 102 screen-printed paintings from the series of Shadows (1978-1979). This is the first time these 17 color works are on display in Europe. “Warhol Unlimited” highlights the serial dimension of the artist’s work.

Exhibition “Warhol Unlimited” From October 2nd 2015 to February 7th 2016.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 10pm.
Full rate: €12.

 

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Shadows, 1978-79, Dia Art Foundation, Photo Bill Jacobson – © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.   ADAGP, Paris 2015

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM)
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
France
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00
Metro: Iéna and Alma-Marceau (line 9).