Studio 16 | 8PM

Adieu Monsieur
Haffmann

Paris, 1942: All Jews must wear a yellow star. Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish jeweler on the verge of bankruptcy, offers his employee Pierre Vigneau the chance to take over his jewelry store while he hides in the basement. Pierre, who is infertile, accepts on one condition: that Joseph help Pierre’s wife conceive a child. Thus begins a very unusual living arrangement between the three protagonists…

Part thriller, part romance, Adieu Monsieur Haffmann plunges us into the hard world of occupied Vichy France – where lives are shaped by the twin scourges of the war and the black market. Honoured with four of France’s prestigious Molière Awards in 2018, this instant classic has been unanimously hailed by the critics for its humanity, humour, and charm.

Team

Supported by the Cultural and Scientific Services of French Embassy in Canada
Production  Atelier Théâtre Actuel (France)- supported by réseau Actif
Text and direction Jean-Philippe Daguerre
Cast Charles Lelaure, Anne Plantey, Alexandre Bonstein, Jean-Philippe Daguerre et Charlotte Matzneff
Set Caroline Mexme
Costumes  Virginie Houdinière
Music and assistance to the Director Hervé Haine
Lighting design Aurélien Amsellem
Artistic collaboration  Laurence Pollet-Villard

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