HK Theatre Association presents: The dinner game
Amateur French performance, with English simplified surtitles.
Pierre Brochant, a Parisian publisher, attends a weekly "idiots’ dinner", where guests, who are prominent Parisian businessmen, must bring along an "idiot" who the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening’s champion idiot is selected.
With the help of an "idiot scout", Brochant manages to find a "gem", François Pignon, a Finance Ministry employee whose passion is building replicas of landmarks with matchsticks. When Brochant starts to suffer from a bad back, his wife, Christine, leaves him shortly before Pignon arrives at his apartment, as she realizes that he still wants to go to the "idiots’ dinner". Brochant initially wants Pignon to leave, but instead becomes reliant on him, because of his back problem and his need to resolve his relationship problems.
He solicits Pignon’s assistance in making a series of telephone calls to locate his wife, but Pignon gaffes each time, including revealing the existence of Brochant’s mistress, Marlene Sasseur, to his wife Christine and inviting Lucien Cheval, a tax inspector, to Brochant’s house where, in an attempt to disguise his tax evasion, Brochant is forced to quickly hide most of his valuables.
In the meantime, Brochant is able to make amends with an old friend, Juste Leblanc, from whom he stole Christine, and through the evening’s events is forced to reassess his mistakes.
• Production team:
Producer: Emilie Guillot
Director: Emilie Guillot
Lighting and Sound engineer: Frédéric Thierry D’Argenlieu
Stage crew: members of HKTA
Set designer: Emilie Guillot
Costume designer: members of HKTA
Makeup artists: Marie-Rancoule-Vaucelle,
Photographers: Albert Cheung – Lenny-Baptiste Conil
Graphic designer: Emilie Guillot
• Cast name:
Paul Milon, Hélène Liu, Gwendoline Bestar, Lenny-Baptiste Conil, Bertrand Leduby, Thierry Estimbre, Fréderic Stephan.
HK Rep Black Box - 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre
345 Queens Road Central – Sheung Wan
28th, 29th, 30th, Nov. 2012 - 1st Dec, 2012.
From 8pm to 10pm with Saturday matinee at 2:30pm
• Tickets prices:
HKD240 full price
HKD200 HKTA, & UFE members *
10% discount to HKRep Pals (好友營)*
HKD 180 students, seniors# or disabled
*Members should present their valid membership card upon transaction. This discount is applicable to counter booking for full price tickets only.
Tickets will be available on October 22nd
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We would like to deeply thank you our wonderful sponsor for his constant trust: Quam Ltd
Our friends: DragonEye photography, Marie MakeUp, Albert Cheung, the Masterminds group, BDO Ltd.
Our co-presenter: HKRep Theatre – Black Box.