A Family Affair in English & French at Drayton Theatre
Exchange Theatre presents A Family Affair (Un Air De Famille), by Jean Pierre Bacri and Agnes Jaoui, translated in English by Andy de La Tour, at Drayton Theatre, near Earl's court, west London, from 25 June to 13 July 2013.
The production is presented alternatively in English and French!
Like every Friday night, the Menard get together at the 'Pere Tranquille' the cafe owned by Henri, the eldest son who inherited the business.... Tonight, his wife is not to be found. Although it's a day of celebration: his younger brother philippe was on tv, Betty, his sister talked back to her boss and it's Yoyo's (philippe's wife) birthday. Their mother thinks it's a good day to party. But today's events dig up family stories and Madame Menard and her children start to wash their dirty linen whilst some hidden secrets are revealed to everyone. What if Denis, the waiter decided to interfere? Hopefully, the dog would stay in his place...