Smile, the black-and-white play inspired by Charlie Chaplin at Théâtre de l'Oeuvre

Published by Philippine de Sortiraparis · Published on June 17th, 2024 at 03:00 p.m.
Smile, a play inspired by Charlie Chaplin, is the first play in France to be produced entirely in black and white. The play returns for a third season at the Théâtre de l'oeuvre until July 19, 2024.

Are you nostalgic for black-and-white films? Then Smile is for you! Nicolas Nebot and Dan Menasche 's all-black-and-white play, inspired by Charlie Chaplin, is back for a third season at Théâtre de l'Oeuvre until July 19, 2024! Smile takes us back to 1910 in a London bar. Charlie has a date with a young woman to whom he intends to declare his love, and this moment could well turn his life upside down...

Nicolas Nebot and Dan Menasche wanted to plunge us into the world of the famous actor. How did they do it? With a risky gamble, they wrote, and Nicolas Nebot directed, an all-black-and-white play! But the playwrights didn't stop there. To immerse the spectator as fully as possible in the world of Charlie Chaplin, the writing duo use staging devices in their play Smile, such as slow motion, speeding up, flashbacks and changes of point of view, all of which can be found in Chaplin 's cinema.

As luck would have it, fans of Plus Belle la Vie are in for a treat, for in Smile you'll find two stars of the hit series: Pauline Bression, also a supporting actress in Alexis Michalik's playUne Histoire d'Amour, and Grant Lawrens, alternating with Alexandre Faitrouni. One of the authors, Dan Menasche, can also be seen in black and white on the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre stage, playing the role of the bartender.

Smile was nominated for the Molières 2023 in two categories, and the black-and-white play has been a great success for two seasons now, first at the Nouvelle Eve and now at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre. An innovative play inspired by Charlie Chaplin, it's a refreshing change from what we're used to seeing at the theater.

Smile runs at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre in Paris's 9th arrondissement until July 19, 2024.

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Dates and Opening Time
From June 8th, 2024 to July 19th, 2024

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    Location

    55 rue de Clichy
    75009 Paris 9

    Accessibility info

    Prices
    €15 - €35

    Average duration
    1 h 15 min

    Official website
    www.theatredeloeuvre.com

    More information
    June 2 to July 2: Thursday to Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 5pm July 6 to 30: Thursday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm

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