(photo by Valérie Remise)A man of many faces
by Aleksandra Koplik
The production is presented by Le Théatre d'Aujourd'hui and directed by Alexia Burger. It is a solo performance by playwright Emmanuel Schwartz, who shines in every aspect. The play is written and performed in both French and English, and it should be noted, that this is done so fittingly that you don't notice the languages changing. The voiceover is in English, the news headline titles are projected in French on stage and the text itself is mostly French with a few untranslatable American expressions here and there. Schwartz is so unbelievably talented! His emotional range so diverse, going from comedic, to thoughtful, to miserable with such ease. He worked very well with the little space that he had available to him. I felt like maybe the only things lacking, were the visual effects and sound, which was very minimal and could have been pushed with this theme.
Running Time 1:15 mins