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posted 09/10/2014

‘The Game of Love and Chance’ à la française from October 22 to 25

‘The Game of Love and Chance’ (‘Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard’) is the most famous work of French playwright Marivaux.

First performed in 1730, this farce comedy is in the style of Comedia dell’arte. It has that special touch of the 18th century comedy with an intricated love plot and various developments built on the exchange of identities between masters and servants.

In ‘The Game of Love and Chance’, a young woman is visited by her betrothed, whom she does not know. To get a better idea of the type of person he is, she trades places with her servant and disguises herself. However, unbeknownst to her, her fiancé has the same idea and trades places with his valet. The “game” pits the two false servants against the two false masters, and in the end, the couples fall in love with their appropriate counterpart.

Funny, witty and universal, ‘The Game of Love and Chance’ will be performed by the volunteer actors of Dram’in French and directed by Jean-Yves Brignon, from October 22nd to 25th at the Fig Tree Theatre, UNSW, Kensington.

Dram’in French is a drama company dedicated to promote the French language and culture through theatre, film making and drama courses. All actors are volunteers with a shared passion for the French culture and language, whether they are French native speakers or not. Their last play entitled “C’est du cinéma” was sold out this year. ‘The Game of Love and Chance’ will be director Jean-Yves Brignon’s 16th play brought to life on stage.


What: ‘The Game of Love and Chance’ 
Genre: Comedy
How: French with English surtitles
Where: Fig Tree Theatre, UNSW, Kensington
When: October 22nd to 25th

Who: Dram’in French

More information on www.draminfrench.com