Cahors: An open season for theater lovers

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The 27th edition of Theater Lovers Festival will be held again this year at the Cairo Theater from May 25 to 28, 2022.

After a three-year absence, the theater lovers are once again at the festival. From Wednesday, May 25 to Saturday, May 28, 10 selected companies from France and abroad will be present. The festival is committed to offering eclectic content for their visitors. “The purpose of the festival is to diversify the content for our audience, and at the same time bring together the different worlds of each selected troupe,” confirmed Gerard Casagrande, who is in charge of organizing the festival.

Like the show

“We’ve already participated in more than 70 closely selected plays,” said Gerard Cassagrande. “Our choice falls on 10 of them, including a new one, proposed by the Grand Cahours Music and Theater Archive.” “The festival has taken care to diversify its content. We have not based ourselves on a genre in general. You will be able to find comedy, drama, detective fantasy, etc.” The head of the organization added.

Original price

At the end of the festival 4 prizes will be distributed to congratulate the actors. The first is the “Cairo City Prize” awarded by a jury of professionals in the trade. The second is the “Young Jury Prize” served by young people from the Theater Conservatory. 3rd “Public Price Pierre Larroque”. Here, visitors can choose for themselves who will receive their award. “During each show, fifty daisies will be distributed and the public will be able to note these,” Gerard Cassagrand added. The fourth prize has a national chance because it is the “Midi-Pyrenees Choice Place Award”. The jury members will determine the play that will be able to represent the former Midi-Pyrenees region during the national drama competition to be held in November 2022 near the tour.

In the program

At the opening of the festival, Wednesday, May 25 at 5 pm, discover the contemporary drama “s’embrasent”, which will tell you about the amazing love at first sight between two teenagers. There will be a debate surrounding an aperitif dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will end with a dramatic comedy called “Reunion of the two Koreas” which will be released at 9 pm. A “front-level meeting” will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. with debates between actors, professional juries and the public at the Theater Foyer. The play will begin at 2pm with the great comedy “God of Murder”, then the dramatic comedy “Adu Monsieur Hoffman”, and will end at 9pm with “Through the Window … Or No” Police Fantasy. Friday, May 27 will begin with a new front-stage meeting at the Theater Foyer at 10:30 a.m. At 5 p.m., the economic-family tragicmedi “Those Who Go on Adventures” will be presented, followed by an apparel concert by Matthew “Tetu” in front of the theater terrace at 6 p.m. Find the play “Women as a Battlefield” at 9pm and another concert by Matthew Tetu at 10:30 pm to close the day. Saturday, May 27 will begin again with a pre-stage meeting at 10.30am and will continue from 2pm on the dramatic comedy “Issue de Aid”, followed by a concert on “Sandrilon” and a French cover at 5pm. Lottois group matronome song on the terrace of the theater at 7 pm. The evening will conclude at 9pm with the contemporary drama “Solitude (s) or Monkey’s Freedom” and will conclude at 10.45pm with a prize giving ceremony followed by the final concert of Group Matronom at 11pm.

Some practical information on joining the festival

All theatrical performances at the festival will take place at the Cahors Place François Mitterand Theater. A ticket office is available at the Cahors Theater reception for participation in various plays. Prices range from € 9 for one performance to € 50 for ten performances (group rate). A reduced rate of € 6 is available for students, unemployed, under 16, RSA beneficiaries or FNCTA members. Tickets are also available online at frtc.festik.net. For more information, see www.frtc.fr

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