François de Brauer / Louis Arène / Joséphine Serre

In this enthralling one-man show, François de Brauer creates twenty captivating characters using minimal props and costumes. We follow the story of Remi Goutard, who from his birth, develops a hatred for the arts and holds a persistent grudge against artists and performers. When appointed as a Congressman at the National Assembly, he strives to get rid of all cultural events and artists who wish to reintegrate into society. In this show, Brauer also introduces us to other intriguing personalities such as Remi’s schizophrenic father and an Argentinian psychoanalyst. Developed over the past five years, the show is now playing regularly in Paris, and Brauer’s artistry at creating multiple characters and transforming subtly from one to another has been hailed by critics as a tour de force.

François de Brauer studied at Cours Florent and continued his education at Le Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique. Notable credits include Richard II with Guillaume Severac-Schmitz, Le Malade imaginaire de Molière with Michel Didym, Les Trois Soeurs with Volodia Serre, and La Ravissante Ronde with Thomas Bouvet. Bauer has also assistant directed on La Fleur à la bouche by Pirandello at La Comédie Française with Louis Arène.

Estimated running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes / In French


Tickets for all performances are free; donations accepted. Ticket reservations are required; Reserve through University Ticketing online, in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office, or by calling 609-258-9220.




Text and Interpretation by François de Brauer
Artistic Collaboration: Louis Arène and Joséphine Serre
Lighting Design: François Menou
Costume Design: Christelle André
Producer: Compagnie des Petites heures

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Presented By

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