Just awarded by the Molière prize of the best comedy 2018, “Le gros diamant du Prince Ludwig” (originally untitled “The Comedy About A Bank Robbery”) is like a movie in Le Palace Theater!
A real trip to the United States of America, back in the 50’s, with effects and stunts worthy of Hollywood. You will leave the Palace with your head upside down! (photo credits: Alexandre Plateaux).
Eleven excited actors, thirty costumes and six impressive sets unfold before your eyes, all on a rockabilly soundtrack played live by an orchestra. An artwork adapted by the same team of the “Faux British” theater play, also awarded by the Molière prize of the best comedy in 2016.
A ROBBING OF A BANK HELD BY REAL BROKEN ARMS TEAM.
It’s the America of the Fifties, with live musicians, not-so-well-behaved mountevers, fugitives on the run, a too honest pickpocket, a little faithful lover, pigeon lovers, a stupid thug, an angry banker, a show-off policeman, a broody hen mother who smolder other people in the play, and Warren Slack, the oldest trainee of the US.
HUGE FILMMAKING REFERENCES…
“Le gros diamant du Prince Ludwig”, a piece where we love each other as in “Let’s sing in the rain”, you shudder like in a Tarantino creation, you hold our breath with stunts like in the Ocean’s Eleven movie, with the actors hung on a cable and you could laugh like in a Marx Brothers film. Another scene hung into emptiness, shaping a 4D.
The best of a Hollywood movie transposed to a theater in Paris, now in Le Palace, famous for hosting a disco club in the 80s, like the new-yorker Studio 54 club. Here are starred the funny Bonnie & Clyde, Mitch Ruscitti and his lover Caprice Troisgros, and the not least honest Marilyn Monaghan, a City Bank associate (photo credits: Christophe Raynaud De Lage).
The audience experiment a cinematic and euphoric journey! A travesty between a boulevard theater and a comedy cartoon, like show those two pictures in action, where the image and the framework takes a huge part in the story (photo credits: Christophe Raynaud De Lage).