Do you enjoy live shows and theater in French?
Théâtre du Lycée Français (TLF) has just released its schedule for the 2023 season; a season under the sign of entertainment. The programming should make the audience laugh without forgetting to highlight the future challenges that await the younger generations.
The programming of the Théâtre du Lycée Français is quite exceptional and attracts a large and growing French-speaking audience, and MerciSF is happy to be one of its supporters. However, to continue on its ambitious path, the TLF needs your donations to keep up!
Year over year, Frédéric Patto, the artistic director, helped by his volunteers, spoils us: ulie Gayet, Richard Berry, Pierre Richard, Virginie Lemoine, Cristiana Reali, Patrick Timsit, Sophie Forte, Thierry Lhermitte, Benoit Solés, Clémentine Célarié, Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, Charlélie Couture, Charlotte de Turckheim… A long list of actors and directors have walked the TLF stage.
And he has brought an incredible selection of Moliere-awarded plays and plays rewarded at Festival d’Avignon.
If like us, you are delighted to attend high-quality performances in French without taking a return plane ticket to France, support the Théâtre du Lycée Français by making a donation. You will have access to many perks such as being able to book your seats before they are available to the general public or to meet the artists behind the scenes.
There are several levels of engagement and ways to support TLF action:
- an online donation or by check in US dollars* by clicking here
- Checks are to be addressed to Lycée Français de San Francisco – 1201 Ortega St – San Francisco, CA 94112 USA.
Donations in US Dollars * are deductible from your taxes collected in the United States. Donations in Euros ** are deductible from your taxes collected in France.
MerciSF is pleased to share the 2023 Season program
On the musical side, two classic comedies by Molière to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, a romantic comedy, a comedy on the life of Françoise Dolto, and a tribute to Simone Veil.
– Lorsque que François parait – with Sophie Forte in the role of Françoise Dolto. An original comedy that tells the life of this famous child psychologist. “We cry with emotions while letting out bursts of laughter,” writes the Parisian. (book tickets)
– Rupture à Domicile – by the company La D-Boussole. At the request of the public, our resident company is putting on a real romantic comedy!! Cruel and humorous!!
– Les Combats d’une Effrontée – with the famous Brazilian actress Cristiana Réali. Another biopic about France’s favorite politician Simone Veil. “A living and vibrant portrait,” writes the daily Les Echos. (Book tickets)
– DGIIN concert – Their music ranges from the flamenco of Paco de Lucia to the gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt, passing through salsa rhythms à la Tito Puente and unforgettable voices. With our talented LFSF music teacher Magali Sanscartier.
– Dom Juan – “By transposing Molière’s play into a circus, Jean-Philippe Daguerre (4 Molières Awards in 2018 for Adieu Mr. Haffmann) and his actors offer a funny, fresh and poetic show,” writes the daily Le Parisien. (Book tickets)
– La vie est fête – Virginie Lemoine is once again proving to be an admirable director. From the 70s to the present day, we follow the life of Romain played by Julien Alluguette (Ici tout commence on TF1), a not-so-ordinary man who has a commitment problem and who is looking for his way in a France heckled by many events.
– Le Malade Imaginaire en LA majeur. A merry troupe of 4 singer-actors transposes “Le Malade Imaginaire” into a musical. “You had to think about it. The spirit of Molière with swing” writes Télérama.
Without forgetting the two shows of our very young theater school for French-speaking adults, Studio TLF, and the performances of two major local institutions, the SF Ballet School and the SF Girls Chorus.
If you are not yet convinced that it is important to support the TLF, there is a Cinema program that allows you to see classics or recent films. Those movies are not necessarily accessible via streaming platforms, or in any case not with the participation of the directors for a live Q&A – as often happens at the TLF cinema. All French films are subtitled in English.
MerciSF says “MERCI” to TLF and its volunteers