The Hong Kong French Theater Festival
The Hong Kong French Theater Festival is brought to you by Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) and FIS will host 3 of the 5 productions:
Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 March 2018
JL Auditorium, 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout
PLEASE NOTE: students from the following classes will attend these productions:
- "Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard" at Sheung Wan Civic Centre on Thursday 8 March morning: all 2ndes apart 2nde C, all 1ères S & ES (seat price = HK$50)
- "Oscar et la Dame rose" at JL Auditorium on Friday 9 March morning: 6ème A, 5ème A, all 4èmes and 3èmes.
As part of our partnership with the HKFTF, students in 3ème A, C, D and F will benefit from workshops led by HKFTF actors.
FIS will welcome the following productions:
Oscar et la dame rose
by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Friday 9 March at 8pm
« Pierre Matras achieves an extraordinary acting performance and it is well served by the beautiful stageplay by Lucie Muratet. » Vaucluse Matin
Oscar is 10 and lives in a children’s hospital. Time spent with Granny-Rose, a volunteer and former parlour maid, gives him back confidence. She suggests he writes to God and believes that from today, every day counts for 10. A unique friendship develops between Oscar and the lady in pink. Their link will change their lives even more than they could have imagined.
For adults and children 12 years and above.
Dans le peau de Cyrano
by Nicholas Devort, Saturday 10 March at 3pm
« A moving story and excellent acting for this masterful alternation of roles. » Telerama
Colin is just going into secondary school. It isn’t easy to go from childhood into a teenage world, especially when you are ‘different’. The road is full of hurdles. Nevertheless, a meeting with his drama teacher, a mild father figure, is decisive and will change him; he'll be born again.
For adults and children from 8 – 10 years
Le bois dont je suis fait
by Julien Cigana and Nicholas Devort, Saturday 10 March at 8pm
« This sweet and sour comedy is a gem » Revue-Spectacle.com
As her death approaches, a mother decides to reunite the three men in her life, her husband and two sons, for a reconciliation.
But between paternalism, self-deception and the desire for liberation what’s left of the family when bitterness comes into play? Each one will call into question the family legacy that we all have and which we never stop wanting to be free from.
For adults and teenagers.
There will be refreshments before and after each show and all profits will go to Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE)
In 2016, the inaugural Festival raised HK$350,000 and HK$430,000 in 2017; everything was given to PSE to support 7,000 Cambodian children in need.