Saturday, December 7, 2013
Alliance Francaise stages Exercices de Style at Courtyard Playhouse
Congratulations to The Courtyard Playhouse on its first theatrical performance by an external party: a three-show weekend staging of Raymond Queneau's Exercices de Style by the Alliance Francaise Dubai. My high school knowledge of French gave me but minimal comprehension of the Rashomon-like plot development in this French-language farce. Even so, I was impressed by the acting and production, and entertained to some extent by the onstage energy and physical comedy.