Photo : Christophe RAYNAUD DE LAGE

Duration: 105 minutes
Performed in French with English subtitles
Tickets are free but must be reserved at
NOTE: A standby line will form starting 1 hour prior to curtain for each sold out show

François Cervantes asked the fourteen young actors of the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique to write dramatic texts based on their personal history. Summoning their ancestors and countless family memories, whether from the 16th or the 20th century, their past is brought to life on the stage, shedding light on and enriching the present. “The job of the actor is to offer hospitality,” the director likes to say, defending the necessity and the responsibility of his trade: to always give stories the place that is rightfully theirs, to fulfill that urgent need we have to talk to one another.

Claire, Anton et eux (Claire, Anton, and them) is the mischievous title Cervantes gave to this initiatory play, which is also an homage to a school whose role is to teach, to understand, to welcome, and to foster and encourage new work. A nod to Chekhov, who was also a doctor…





Performed by Gabriel Acremant, Salif Cissé, Théo Chédeville, Milena Csergo, Salomé Dienis-Meulien, Roman Jean-Élie, Jean Joudé, Pia Lagrange, Sipan Mouradian, Solal Perret, Maroussia Pourpoint, Isis Ravel, Léa Tissier, Sélim Zahrani.

Directed by François Cervantes

Dramaturgy: Renaud Ego

Costumes by Camille Aït Allouache

Lighting Design: Lauriano de La Rosa

Stage manager and sound: Xavier Brousse

Light: Bertrand Mazoyer

Tour Supervisor: Valentine Racine

Production: Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Paris, Compagnie L’Entreprise

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Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène