Theatre & Literature

Published on June 15th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


Don’t Miss Laurent Ruquier’s “Un Couple Magique” in Paris This Month!

Looking for a dose of laughter and magic? Head to the Bouffes Parisiens until June 25, 2023, to catch “Un Couple Magique,” the hilarious play written by Laurent Ruquier. This comedic gem, featuring the talented trio of Stéphane Plaza, Jeanfi Janssens, and Valérie Mairesse, promises an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

“Un Couple Magique” tells the story of Pierre-François Kadabra (played by the charismatic Stéphane Plaza), a bumbling magician deeply in love with Claudine (Valérie Mairesse), his partner on and off stage. However, their artistic agent (Jeanfi Janssens) has other plans, aiming to replace Claudine with her boyfriend, Sébastien Pierre. Faced with this challenge, Pierre-François must showcase his magical prowess and cleverness to save both his act and the woman he adores.

With the masterful direction of Jean-Luc Moreau, known for his work on Ruquier’s show “On n’demande qu’en rire,” “Un Couple Magique” captivates audiences with its blend of humor, wit, and a touch of sauciness. Plaza’s untalented magician, clad in mismatched shoes, and Janssens’ grumpy yet flirtatious producer deliver an impeccable performance, leaving the audience in stitches.

Notably, Plaza and Janssens, both former members of Ruquier’s “Les Grosses Têtes” on RTL, bring their undeniable chemistry and camaraderie to the stage. Joined by the talented Valérie Mairesse, as well as Sébastien Pierre and Brigitte Winstel, the cast creates a harmonious ensemble, bringing the script to life with their impeccable timing and improvisational skills.

Set against the backdrop of a mesmerizing magician’s lair, designed by Juliette Azzopardi and Pauline Gallot, “Un Couple Magique” seamlessly weaves magic tricks, misadventures, and surprising twists. Although it has its softer moments, the incredible performances and the cohesive ensemble will whisk you away into a world of laughter and wonder.

If you find yourself in Paris this month, don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of “Un Couple Magique.” Laurent Ruquier’s brilliantly crafted play, featuring Plaza, Janssens, and Mairesse, will leave you with memories of laughter, astonishment, and a night well-spent in the enchanting world of theater.

Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens
4 rue Monsigny
75002 Paris 2

Header Photo Credit: Monica Silvestre

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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