French authors theatre plays : discount during the month of Francophonie

Estonian Drama Theatre

March 1, 2017 / March 31, 2017

We are celebrating a month of Francophonie in March and we invite everybody to get acquainted with the French authors plays at the Estonian Drama Theatre

For all of French languages and culture lovers we offer a discount. Use the password “Francophonie” to get your tickets at 13 euros instead of 19. 

Estonian drama theatre program:

“Tartuffe”

19 March at 19.00
29 March at 19.00

 In classical dramaturgy, the larger and richer the text, the more aspects in it speak to the modern audience.Molière talks a lot about hypocrisy. He knows how to show us the hypocrisy within ourselves and gives us the strength to laugh about it. A vice is a vice, we all know that. The best way to overcome vices in Molière’s day, and nowadays, is to prove how ridiculous they are. To show that deception is comical and hypocrisy is funny. Imposters submit to reproach, they’re ready to admit that they are bad, but most of all, they don’t want to be ridiculed!


“Bella Figura“

8  March at 19.00
12 March at 12.00

 Bella Figura постановка в Эстонском театре ДрамыYasmina Reza has written this play. I have previously directed her plays Art and Angel of Destruction.  As an author, she suits me since on the one hand she is very realistic and on the other hand she knows how to see cracks in that ordinariness, out of which seeps intense divine light. The kind of light that we do not necessarily see in everyday life.

Bella figura. At first it may seem that the title refers to the summer company picnic of a modelling agency, but no. This is far more intriguing. A man cheats on his wife with a nice young lady and gets caught. And it happens in such a dumb way, at a restaurant in front of everybody. His wife’s best girlfriend sees them. But then things start unfolding and unfolding and unfolding just as things always do in a seafood restaurant. It takes time to peel crustaceans but the meat inside is tasty. And we still end up arriving at the fact that the externally visible portrait of people is something altogether different than their actual intentions. That is what Bella figura means as an image – try to be nice. I hope you get to laugh and cry.


“The Map and the Territory“

8 March at 19.00
31 March at 19.00

 Juhan Ulfsak’s production of “The Map and the Territory” is based on Michel Houellebecq’s novel by the same name but also incorporates the claims, feelings and tone of Houellebecq’s other novels, interviews and statements. The central character is Jed, who is in the middle of a wildly successful career as an artist. Jed is surrounded by people who can be considered to be part of the “art world”. They run galleries and make art and the lovely Olga is one of them. They talk about art, beauty and the world. Together, they face middle age and growing old. Jed’s rhythm is broken only by the moments he spends with his retired father when they watch sports together. Everyone lives a calm but joyless life. And then, there’s a murder.

The novel “The Map and the Territory” won the highest French literary honour, the Prix Goncourt.

Discounted tickets are available at the theatre ticket office

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