Adieu Monsieur Haffmann

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Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

10361 West Pico Boulevard

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Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is pleased to announce Adieu M. Haffmann, an original and powerful play written and directed by Jean-Philippe Daguerre, on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM. This intimate play, set during World War 2, is built like a feature film, incorporating fun and suspenseful sequences, and mixing humor and gravity. Daguerre recreates the hidden torments of 1942 Paris with emotion and allure. It is a masterful dive into the harsh reality of occupied France’s darkest hours.

Before being bestowed 4 Molières awards (the French Tony Awards), Adieu Monsieur Haffmann already had a glorious history. The play was first presented at the 2016 Festival d’Avignon, and then embarked on a long tour across France, then sold out the Théâtre du Petit Montparnasse in Paris. This success is due to its masterful narration, full of twists and turns, and the sharpness of its point of view. The personality of the employee turned boss, loving husband that willfully lets his wife cheat on him, both Nazi sympathizers and protecting a Jew, is a wonderful incongruity.

Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s script brings us back to the torments of an occupied France, when asking for someone’s solidarity meant exposing yourself to the greatest perils. Although the writing and directing remain accessible to all ages, the play turns out to be a deep and ambiguous reflection on identity, the sense of belonging to a community, possession and sharing, devotion to others or, to the contrary, vileness…

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Paris, 1942. All Jewish people are now obligated to wear a yellow star by law. Jeweler Joseph Haffmann offers his employee Pierre Vigneau to let him run the shop, on the condition that he hides his “former” boss until safer times. Will Pierre take the risk of secretly housing him in the shop? If so, will there be any conditions?

The play is “a huge success” critically and unanimously acclaimed.

6 Molière Awards nominations in 2018, including 4 Molière Awards

Best Show in a Private Theatre

Best Supporting Actor – Franck DESMEDT

Best Female Newcomer – Julie CAVANNA

Best Living Francophone Playwright – Jean-Philippe DAGUERRE

Best Director – Jean-Philippe DAGUERRE

Best Actor in a Private Theatre – Grégori BAQUET

** In French with English subtitles**

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