Privileged theater if there was one, what could prevent, on May 19, the Comédie-Française from taking over
La Puce à l'oreille
, directed by Lilo Baur in September 2019, or the cabaret by Serge Bagdassarian
The 56 members of the troop are available, since they have not stopped rehearsing for a year, ensures Eric Ruf.
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The general administrator of the Frenchman justifies his decision to remain closed.
"The announcement of a reopening on May 19 is encouraging, but above all it has a symbolic character, the conditions for its implementation being far from favorable, distancing, curfew, etc., and clear"
, he believes.
Recalling that the conditions of distancing, two vacant seats between each individual or group reservation (of 6 people maximum) with a gauge of 35%, were specified only on Wednesday.
9 p.m. curfew
Another argument of the person in charge: the curfew at 9 p.m., which forces the performances to end around 8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. so that the public has time to return home.
"It is not enough to go back the time of the performance during the day for it to be possible, and we still do not know whether the date and time stamping of the tickets will be authentic or not"
, observes Éric Ruf, who has also made the choice. progressive sales to prevent spectators from reliving the period of December 15
“during which we sold, for the third time, tickets that we had to reimburse for the third time”.
The one who is also a director and actor is also responsible for
the performances of the five shows that will be given at the beginning of June in the three rooms (Richelieu, Vieux-Colombier, Studio-Théâtre du Carrousel).
By managing the changes of scenery.
And by taking into account the health constraints and those,
"already complex in normal times"
, of a work-study program.
"It is not enough to copy and paste the planning ... The deconfinement schedule being subject to the viral context, we would be very reckless to think that the fixed deadlines will certainly be respected."
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The date of June 9 worries him:
“We will not be able to go from 35% to 65% filling by putting back on sale the places left empty. Selling one of the two distancing places left free means installing spectators side by side who have not booked together. However, at 65%, we will very likely go from two vacant seats between reservations to just one. ”
Case to follow.