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Each season, the Théâtre de Carouge runs shows with English subtitles. Check out the date(s) and enjoy the incredible plays hosted or created by the theater.

One of the Last Nights of Carnival

By Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger
From Friday 27 September to Sunday 20 October 2019
Surtitled in French and English Wednesday 2, Sunday 6 and Friday 11 October 2019
La Cuisine, main stage auditorium

DURATION: 2H (IN DEVELOPMENT) AGE: 12 AND OVER
PERFORMANCE TIMES: TUESDAY-SATURDAY 19h30

SATURDAY 17h

Created in 1762, One of the Last Nights of Carnival was Goldoni’s last performed play in Venice before his departure for Paris. Weary of the attacks meted out by the fervent defenders of the Commedia dell’Arte as a theatre of fairy tales, in particular the ones of Carlo Gozzi, Goldoni contemplated leaving Venice. The opportunity presented itself when he was invited to Paris by one of the actors of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte. He bid farewell to the Venetian public through the medium of a comedy.
It’s the last night of Carnival. For the occasion, master Zamaria, a renowned Venetian weaver, brought the town’s elite together. The master’s daughter is in love with Anzoletto, the fabric designer, but he must leave for Moscow...
Stories of love and couples, often tumultuous and always passionate, amorous intrigue, gossip and laughter, a subtle interlacing of human relationships and exchanges punctuates this evening of jests and jokes.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Directed by Claude-Inga Barbey
From Tuesday 3 to Sunday 22 December 2019
Surtitled in French and English on Friday 6, Sunday 8, and Wednesday 11 December 2019
La Cuisine, main stage auditorium

PERFORMANCE TIMES
TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 19H30 SUNDAY: 17H
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TIME: SATURDAY 17H
DURATION: 1H30 (IN DEVELOPMENT)
AGE: 8 AND OVER

On Christmas Eve - a celebration he detests above all others and happily qualifies as “humbug” -  Ebenezer Scrooge, an avaricious moneylender – is visited by three ghosts…
The first one takes Scrooge back in time to past Christmases. The second one takes him on a journey through the present, showing him the poverty that surrounds him and which he does nothing to combat. And the third takes him to an incredibly bleak future, where a helpless Scrooge witnesses his own death, alone and reviled by all. Overwhelmed by  these revelations about himself and the world around him, Scrooge performs a last minute act of redemption, just moments before the joyous bells ring out for Christmas...
“I remain convinced that all the evils committed by individuals on this Earth come in large part from the evils previously suffered by those same individuals. And nowhere has anyone more clearly expressed this in a simple story than Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol.” Claude-Inga Barbey

Exit the King

By Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Cédric Dorier
From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 19 January 2020
Surtitled in French and English on Sunday 12 and Tuesday 14 January 2020
La Cuisine, main stage auditorium

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 19H30

SUNDAY 17H
DURATION: 1H45 (IN DEVELOPMENT)
AGE: 12 AND OVER

Surrounded by his two wives - Queen Marguerite and Queen Marie - his doctor, and two servants, King Berenger the First learns that he has an hour and a half to live. 
In 1962, following a serious illness, Ionesco wrote Exit the King, as if to ward off death. He brings to stage the drama of the throes of death and explores human anguish in the face of death, when man is brought back to his fundamental nature. Exit the King is not however a sad play! It is tinged with humour and offers means of escaping this state of crisis. A lesson in dignity in the face of destiny!
“From a more personal point of view, what interests me and moves me in Ionesco’s text is, on the one hand, the force of life behind it, the constantly renewed wonder in the face of existence, the zest for life, this unstoppable desire to continue doing things and, on the other hand, the question of legacy: whether one is a king, an artist, or a peasant, why do we absolutely wish to leave a trace?” Cédric Dorier

 

The False Servant

By Marivaux
Directed by Jean Liermier
From Tuesday 3 to Sunday 29 March 2020
Surtitled in French and English on Friday 6, Sunday 8, Wednesday 18 March 2020
La Cuisine, main stage auditorium

DURATION: 2H (IN DEVELOPMENT)
AGE: 12 AND OVER
PERFORMANCE TIMES:
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 19H30
SUNDAY 17H

Lelio must marry the countess, but he hears of a “demoiselle of Paris”, who is much younger, richer and more beautiful...To avoid breaking his promise and having to pay a forfeit of ten thousand pounds, he enlists the help of a young and elegant knight to seduce the countess so that she would be the one to break off their engagement. With banter, naked greed, schemes and trickery, Marivaux explores the illusion of emotion, as masks fall away and the truth is revealed.

Bells and Spells

By Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
From Tuesday 21 April to Sunday 10 May 2020
Performance without words
La Cuisine, main stage auditorium

PERFORMANCE TIMES :
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 19H30
SUNDAY 17H
DURATION: 1H10
AGE: 10 AND OVER

Plunged into a phantasmagorical universe, Aurélia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez perform in a magical world filled with poetry. Drawn to the objects around her, Aurélia cannot resist “borrowing” them and, at her touch, they revolt and take on a life of their own. In this universe in perpetual motion, walls open and close, a coat rack walks, doors spin and characters change appearance as if by magic. These two artists offer us a ballet of infinite tenderness, a spectacle full of charm and impertinence that touches the child within. We emerge hypnotised and enthralled.