The Francophone Theatre Festival in Chicago
April 22-23, 2017

Saturday April 22nd afternoon

Open play by DePaul University’s students : Excerpts’ florilège of French classical literature

Round Lake High School : Pas peur du loup by Paul Emond

Marie Curie High School : Adaptation of Par le feu by Tahar Ben Jelloun

One Woman Show: Renée-Claude Thériault [fr/eng]

Saturday April 22nd evening

Latin School of Chicago : Plus haut que l’horizon by Laure Bourgknecht

Whitney M. Young High School : Un couteau dans le coeur by Christelle Evita

Latin School of Chicago : La pièce écossaise by Isabelle Hubert

One Man Show: Sebastian Marx [eng]

Sunday April 23rd afternoon

Lincoln Park High School – EFAC : Le Docteur by Stephane Cernek

De Kalb High School : Adaptation of Candide by Voltaire

Francis W. Parker : Ah musée vous by Pascale Valentini-Daniel

One Man Show: Sebastian Marx [fr]

Award Ceremony

 Special Guest Stars Performances:


One Man Show: Sebastian Marx [English or French]

Why did Sebastian leave New York to go and live in France 10 years ago? He is wondering about this everyday! Looking for adventure, he meets troubles: language, food, women… Welcome on this full of pitfalls way to “Frenchify”. For almost an hour, this show will transport you to an introspective and offbeat humor, mixing clichés and differences of the 2 Countries, France and the United States. A little bit of Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis CK in the same guy!


One Woman Show: Renée-Claude Thériault [Bilingual] :

Exactly three years after saying that she would rather starve than to move to the United States, Renée-Claude Theriault has her one-way ticket to Chicago in hand and two luggages containing everything she owns. Thinking she is ready for whatever America has in store for her, she quickly realizes that things are quite different across the border and that chasing the American Dream isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. Pardon my French is the story of her adventures in her host country, containing the best (and worst!) moments she experienced so far. This comedic show is filled with laughter, truth and of course, maple syrup.

at Lincoln Park HS Auditorium

2001 N. Orchard Street