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

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Directed and performed by James Thierrée (wordless performance)

6 November - 16 November 2018

8 performances in November 2018:
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7
Friday 9 and Saturday 10
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13
Thursday 15 and Friday 16

Duration 1h30, La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Age: 8 and over

In 2016, The Frog Was Right, leapt to life on our stage and went on to win James Thierrée the Molière prize for best director. For the opening of our pop-up venue, this explosively inventive artist will perform another enchanting show - Raoul ! - as part of a special series of shows. Experience this exceptional spectacle set in the world of a Vélasquez painting populated by extraordinary animals!

  “[…] A desire to dance freely, speak in trembles, break down walls, fly to the rescue, pluck at rusted strings, swing my arms and legs, sleep standing up, encounter fearsome beasts, yell at beautiful music, free the star within, slap away my bad thoughts...IN SHORT, I would like, when the moment comes, to share…the moment that comes. With you, quite simply…A show in which solitude is mirrored by abundance and the crowd, and that crowd hides, in the singular fragments of which it is composed, wild desires for freedom, connection and escape. All of which is in turn reflected on a certain Raoul.” James Thierrée, director

The Misanthrope

By Molière, Directed by Alain Françon

9 January - 8 February 2019

Duration to be confirmed, La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Sunday at 5pm

Age: 12 and over

Surtitled in French and English Friday 1 and Wednesday 6 February 2019
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January 2019

Alceste, the misanthrope, loves Célimène who loves the court… And as he was the most loyal and upstanding of men, except for one small fault – his complete lack of tolerance for the behaviour of others – Molière couldn’t help but create this masterpiece.

“The ‘court society’ had become the primary elitist institution in France at the time Molière was writing his plays. The need to establish and maintain one’s position in this social structure meant people related to one another by imposing and enduring the bizarre constraints of a rigid hierarchy and rigorous etiquette. In The Misanthrope, Molière denounces the cynical appetites of a society in which climbing the social ladder means pushing someone else down, and the game of ambitions and agendas shatters the thin veneer of politeness. The murkiness of the courtly world sullies all human interactions and undermines the very foundation of poetic art!” Alain Françon, director

Amour et Psyché

After Molière
By Teatro Malandro
Directed by Omar Porras

30 April - 17 May 2019

Duration 1h30, La Cuisine - rue Baylon 2

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Age: 12 and over

Surtitled in French and English on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2019

The story of Cupid and Psyche is without doubt one of the most fascinating and fertile myths in Western culture. The tale is simple: When Venus is replaced in mortals’ hearts by the beautiful Psyche, she orders her son, Cupid, to avenge her, but instead, Cupid marries Psyche in secret. Consumed by curiosity, Psyche uncovers her mysterious lover’s identity and, as punishment, must undergo a series of trials to be reunited with her true love and receive the gift of immortality.

“The Teatro Malandro is an institution in Geneva. Or rather, I should say, in Renens-Lausanne because Omar Porras has taken over the management of the Théâtre Kléber-Méleau. We were supposed to inaugurate our temporary venue in the spring of 2017 with 28 performances of Amour et Psyché. Due to circumstances beyond our control we were only able to stage it 8 times at the BFM. That means this is a re-run for those who missed this festive, baroque feast of theatre. Worth a (second) look!” Jean Liermier, director of the Théâtre de Carouge

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