David Hare's hit Skylight has finally made it to a Parisian stage after several postponements. The play, originally scheduled to open last October, ended up opening Feb. 19. at the Theatre de la Gaite-Montparnasse. The play has been translated by Louis-Charles Sirjacq but the English title has been preserved.
Skylight is directed by Bernard Murat, one of the most famous French directors to work for private theatres. A play directed by Murat is always filled with big names such as film stars Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant and Sophie Marceau. Murat directs classic plays by Marivaux or Musset as well as contemporary plays by Duras or MacNally (Lips Together, Teeth Apart).
For Skylight, Murat directs film and stage stars Zabou, as Kyra, and Patrick Chesnais, as Tom. Zabou, who has been known for her roles in numerous comedies, has portrayed more dramatic characters recently. She has just starred in a regional production of Death And the Maiden and is now portraying the bitter-sweet Kyra.
Another play directed by Murat, Le Mari, La Femme, L'Amant by Sacha Guitry, is currently running at the Theatre des Varietes, starring Evelyne Bouix, Pierre Arditi and Murat himself, while another one, called Les Cotelettes, starring Michel Bouquet and Philippe Noiret, just closed on Feb. 26.
For tickets and information on Skylight at the Theatre de la Gaite-Montparnasse, call 331 43 22 16 18. For tickets and information on Le Mari, La Femme, L'Amant at the Theatres des Varietes, call 331 42 33 09 92.