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The theatre Bobino found a little smile

The parisian theatre Bobino is located on rue de la Gaîté, but the joy had deserted during the confinement. In favor of a resumption of rehearsals, the laughter broke out again on his boards. Marie Facundo, Juliet Hawk and Lola Cès, aka Flirts, a group of musical humor born five years ago, are among the few performers who have taken the path of repetition in this room in paris.

"We finished our show here a year ago, in a room full of life. Today, it is weird to see this empty theater, without technicians, without decorations," admits Juliet Hawk, contemplating the gym is empty for the first working day which was attended by the AFP late last week. A communicative good mood, The Girls are welcomed by the director of the theatre, Alexis Trias, moved. At the entrance, hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant wipes rigor on a table near the ticket office closed.

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The rue de la Gaîté summarizes the situation of the theatres in the age of the coronavirus. Its six theatres are all closed since mid-march: the théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse, the théâtre Montparnasse, the Petit Montparnasse, Left Bank and the Italian Comedy, in addition to Bobino.

A recovery, not without difficulties

theatres could "reopen gradually," as early as June, said Tuesday the minister of Culture. And a "glimmer of hope" on the horizon, as has been said by the playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt this weekend by announcing the start of rehearsals for his play The Visitor.

With the consent of the owner of Bobino and five other theatres in Paris, Jean-Marc Dumontet, who has spotted, The Girls came to rehearse their new show, originally scheduled for July. "The theatre is free, the writing is finished, it is necessary to be ready and do not stay in the queue," says Lola Cès, who is in charge of launching the music.

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Inseparable for the past 15 years, the friends in their thirties were not reviewed in the last two months. The first reading of the text was made on the eve of their return to the boards, in the apartment of Mary. "It is set at a metre and a half from one another, we washed hands and removed our shoes," she smiles. Lola arrives at the theatre wearing a mask but removes it on stage. "This is just not possible to sing with, we're suffocating!"

For the containment, they have reworked the text via WhatsApp, Zoom or even House Party. With increased efficiency, with sessions of 3 hours, more dense, instead of seven hours, " says Mary. With one limitation, however: "with the delay of exchanges video, we always had the impression of being next to the pace, it was very complicated," recalls the comedian.

coronavirus, a subject still taboo

For five years, the trio had played its first show, The Girls, a mixture of sketches and songs where they took on a tone light and playful, issues of society, to speak freely of sexuality (some have dubbed " The Rascals). Tapping into the self-deprecating humor, they play the shots on their physical appearance --"Lola the big funny, Mary the little bitchy and Juliet the blonde idiot".

Flirts with Mary Facundo, Lola These and Juliette Falcon STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFPÀ read also : The precautionary dream of resuming life in spite of the coronavirus

Contrary to what one might imagine, the new show will speak to all ages of women, the clash of generations, sodomy - but will not or few references to the epidemic. "It would be too anxiety-provoking. Can you imagine doing the valves on it so that maybe there will be in the room, people who have lost someone because of the Covid?", says Juliette.

something Else unacceptable for them, as well as the quasi-totality of the world of spectacle: spectators, separated by vacant seats, as recommended in a recent document of the ministry which will be updated in September. "It plomberait the mood, the humor unites people, they must vibrate together at the theatre," says Mary. Their fear, out of coronaviruses? "Our jokes are not laugh", laugh out loud-they.

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