Marcel Pagnol's The Baker's Wife is probably one of the most famous tales of adultery and forgiveness. And of course, it's French. A new production of The Baker's Wife (La Femme du Boulanger in French) is currently running at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees.
The Baker's Wife was first a novel by Jean Giono called Jean Le Bleu. Marcel Pagnol adapted it on screen with Raimu as the Baker. Since then, various stage productions have been performed worldwide, including as a musical by Stephen Schwartz.
Michel Galabru, especially famous for his numerous comic roles on stage and on screen, plays Aimable, the Baker, while Aurelie, his wife, is portrayed by Dominique Regnier. Galabru is also directing the play.
For tickets and information on La Femme du Boulanger at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees, call 331 53 23 99 19.
-- By Stephane Ly-Cuong