Stage Abroad: Cher Jean

The Paris theater currently has two—and only two—real hits. One of them, Hair, is in its 24th week. The other, which just opened, is Jean Anouilh's Cher Antoine. Any play by France's most widely performed modern playwright is bound to be bitingly witty and polished to a high gloss; this one, Anouilh's 28th, is even more so, and the critics were unreservedly delighted.

"Cher Antoine is a masterpiece," cheered France Soir. "A complete masterpiece, profound, sparkling, subtle, naive, poetic, comic, full of resonance." Wrote Le Figaro: "Anyone who doesn't like this piece knows...

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