Molière’s Theatre Festival – Alliance Française de Delhi

 

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————————————————————————————————————————————-Molière theatre festival,the first of its kind in India, is going to be a three day event, which will be hosted by ADI Theatre in collaboration with Alliance Francaise de Delhi. It has happened never in the history of India, that a festival is being performed on a particular French Author.

Moliere’s plays, written in the 17th century, are still performed all over the world in all possible languages. Most of his plays have an interesting backdrop : the common man. His plays often attack hypocrisy. The then plots, in which Molière has reveled in, are very strangely the unchanged social issues that are prevalent  even in the 21st century.

Our style of acting is close to Comedia de l’art and we specialize in body movement and master use of props.We are a rare breed of people, though we are amateurs, we work with a professional attitude and we thrive to work with the aim of creating new forms within theatre and to give our participants and our audience an educative experience that they would cherish for the rest of the life.
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LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE
18 Sept 2018 | 11:30am

ML Bhartia Auditorium
72, Lodi Estate, KK Birla Lane, New Delhi – 110003

Free entry, open to all on first come first serve basis.

The problems of the society are shown on the example of a hypochondriac – a man that over exaggerates or imagines his illnesses. On one side we have a man that turns all of his problems into illnesses. If something is bothering him, he would turn it into an illness and avoid the real problem because it was easier for him to deal with life in that way. On the other side we have doctors that act like usurers that encourage such illnesses to make themselves rich. They use the fear of the rich man and his psychological instability to ensure their own existence. The imaginary invalid, the rich Argan, is also surrounded by people that only want good for him. They accept the old man as he is and all they want to do is cure him from his mental illness
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L’AVARE
20 Sept 2018 | 11:30am

ML Bhartia Auditorium
72, Lodi Estate, KK Birla Lane, New Delhi – 110003

Free entry, open to all on first come first serve basis.

The plot concerns the classic conflict of love and money. The miser Harpagon wishes his daughter Elise to marry a wealthy old man, Anselme, who will accept her without a dowry, but she loves the penniless Valère. Harpagon himself has set his eye on young, impoverished Mariane, whom his son Cléante also loves. Much of the play’saction focuses on Harpagon’s stinginess.
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LES FEMMES SAVANTES
21 Sept 2018 | 11:30am & 7pm

ML Bhartia Auditorium
72, Lodi Estate, KK Birla Lane, New Delhi – 110003

Free entry, open to all on first come first serve basis.

Two young people, Henriette and Clitandre, are in love, but in order to marry, they must overcome an obstacle: the attitude of Henriette’s family. Her sensible father and uncle are in favour of the marriage; but unfortunately her father is under the thumb of his wife, Philaminte. And Philaminte, supported by Henriette’s aunt and sister, wishes her to marry Trissotin, a “scholar” and mediocre poet with lofty aspirations, who has these three women completely in his thrall. For these three ladies are “learned”; their obsession in life is learning and culture of the most pretentious kind, and Trissotin is their special protégé and the fixture of their literary salon. To sum it up in one line, we can say “learning can make great fools”.
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