• Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
    The West Coast Premiere Of
    Molière malgré moi (Moliere In Spite of Myself)
    Iconic French Actor Francis Perrin’s One-Man Show
    Exploring the Famous Playwright’s Life and Career
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    In French with Projected English Subtitles

    LOS ANGELES, CA –September 12, 2014 – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Molière malgré moi (Molière in Spite of Myself), a one-man show starring French actor Francis Perrin, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Famous for playing such characters as Scapin, Alceste, and Philinte at the Comédie Française, Perrin’s performance will lead the audience through Molière’s life and career, linking his plays to his personal life, and presenting short sequences from Molière’s best known creations. The play will be presented in French with projected English subtitles.

    The 75-minute show will start at 7:30pm and will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310.286.0553). Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. A no host bar will be available. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook Event Page here. Tickets are available online here. To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    Francis Perrin-web-Perrin

    In Molière malgré moi, which delighted festival audiences in France, Perrin sheds an interesting light into the life and legacy of one of France’s most famous playwrights. Molière – the entrepreneur, leader, imaginative writer, and insatiable lover – comes to life in this touching show. This event is made possible by arrangement with the French Theatrical Foundation and is part of a US tour, which includes stops in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

    “Francis Perrin is to Molière what Geoffrey Rush is to Shakespeare,” says Pierre Leloup, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director, “Who else other than Francis Perrin, from the Comédie Française, can better interpret Molière? He is one of Molière’s most ardent admirers and servants!”

    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière’s best-known works are Le Misanthrope, L’École des Femmes, Tartuffe ou L’Imposteur, L’Avare, Le Malade Imaginaire, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. He is credited for affirming the potency of comedy as a serious art form during the early baroque period.

    Francis Perrin
    Francis Perrin is a French actor, scriptwriter, and film director. He joined the Comédie Française in 1972, where his roles included Les Fourberies de Scapin by Molière. In 1993, he was appointed director of the Théâtre de Versailles Montansier, then, in 2000, became the artistic director of the Festival d’Anjou. In 2007, he was made an Officier de la Légion d’honneur. Perrin co-wrote Le Débutant (1986) and played François Veber in it. He also played the role of François Pépin in Ça n’arrive qu’à moi. The actor is also known for his roles in Thérèse Desqueyroux and Le Roi des cons.

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com
    • TRK Event Page – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/08/07/francis-perrin-moliere-malgre-moi
    • TRK on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Raymond- Kabbaz/43864706321
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/738734906193981
    • Francis Perrin Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Perrin_%28actor%29
    • French Theatrical Foundation – https://www.frenchtheatre.org/show/8

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    For more information, photos or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    Confirmed 2014/2015 TRK Event Schedule*

    Friday, September 19, 2014 • Canada • Gypsy Jazz/Pop Band
    2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers
    Opening Reception: 7:00pm; Event: 7:30pm

    – press release: www.greengalactic.com/2014/trk-the-lost-fingers

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • France • Theatre (in French with projected English subtitles)
    Francis Perrin: Molière malgré moi
    Curtain: 7:30pm

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 • U.S. • Athletic Dance & Contemporary Circus Theatre
    Lux Aeterna: Duet + Eponym
    Event: 7:30pm

    Friday, November 14, 2014 • Portugal • Fado
    Ana Moura: Sons em Trânsito-Espectáculos Culturais
    Two events, one night: 6:00pm
    & 9:00pm

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • U.S. • Family Show (French Author Jules Verne)
    Tears of Joy Theatre: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Curtain: 7:30pm

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 • Ukraine • World Music/Punk-Folk
    Event: 7:30pm

    *Additional events will be added throughout the 2014/2015 season.

    franicsPerrin2Francis Perrin in Molière malgré moi (Molière in Spite of Myself)

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