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Alliance Française Presents: dîner de cons / The Dinner GameSunday, February 232:00 p.m.Alliance Française Presents: dîner de cons / The Dinner Game
Francis Veber’s hilarious 1994 Le dîner de cons / The Dinner Game, was a smash stage hit in France before becoming an internationally-acclaimed film starring Jacques Villeret and Thierry Lhermite. The Club Théâtre of the Alliance Française brings it to the Columbia stage in its original French at the Columbia Museum of Art Friday, February 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, February 23 at 2 PM. Successful Parisian editor Pierre Brochant’s and his friends’ cruel hobby of inviting unsuspecting cons or idiots to dinner to make fun of them ends up turning Pierre’s life upside down. In the space of two hours, the mild-mannered and well-meaning con, François Pignon, whose life’s passion is building scale models out of matchsticks, inadvertently wrecks the smug Pierre’s relationships, both conjugal and extra-marital, and triggers a potentially ruinous tax audit. A perfect jewel of modern French comedy. Performed in French. English synopsis provided in the program.