Dressed in red boxing gloves, black jacket and pants, Anne Roumanoff, 58, takes the stage to the music of Eye of the Tiger. The little brunette "bigger than on the poster" of her new show, the fourteenth, intends to fight. As usual, the woman who is one of the favorite personalities of the French mixes personal confidences and reflections on the world around her. She deals with the subjects that question her on a daily basis: social networks, the couple, their sentimental ups and downs, her extra pounds and takes stock.
A marriage, a divorce, various separations and a thirty-six year career. And let's not forget the news. When she sits behind a high table to play the bistro stalwart who has seen others, the room sighs with ease. She hasn't forgotten her "Radio bistrot" next Sunday show. "Experienced like an expired yoghurt", Anne Roumanoff recounts her "experience of life" with the precision of an ethnologist. And she's very funny, especially when she makes fun of herself.
"I'm old!" she realizes after being doubled in a queue. His sketch about supermarket checkouts smells of real life. The Europe 1 columnist's observations on the time hit the nail on the head. Women recognize themselves. Men are falsely outraged. Through a gallery of portraits, she points out what embarrasses her existence, racism, homophobia, influence, dictatorship of appearance inspired by her own case.
Chameleon, generous and refined, the actress has the art of conjuring up familiar characters. A butcher whose daughter teaches him to think and "be woke" changes her behavior when she comes into contact with him. A woman over-applies the methods of personal development that she discovers in books. An American-Belgian-Swiss coach specialising in couple relationships gives advice to the accompanied spectators. Directed by the director Gil Galliot, Anne Roumanoff has honed her one-woman show in Paris and in the provinces.
She hasn't calmed down since her first show, "Bernadette, calme-toi!", in 1987, but she has matured and learned to philosophize
It's on point. She hasn't calmed down since her first show, Bernadette, calme-toi!, in 1987, but she has matured and learned to philosophize. If she's not dating George Clooney, she can now say that Everything is almost fine!. Almost, it's better than quite, because happiness doesn't make you laugh.
L'Expérience de la vie, on December 26 at the Olympia (Paris 9th), then until June on tour throughout the France. www.anneroumanoff.com