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. She always wanted to see the world, which she did starting at 17 when she had the fortunate opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain. She traveled the world from Hong Kong to Taiwan, from Ireland to Austria, to Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and discovered the entire countries of Italy and Morocco. She really feels like a citizen of the world. She finally settled several years in Los Angeles where she worked at the French Consulate of Los Angeles. Passionate about the Arts and History, she earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California Berkeley and have studied for a Master program in teaching at the University of Southern California, then she went on to teach French to aspiring UNLV and CSN students in Nevada. She is the founder and Editor in chief of French Quarter Magazine, in which she writes, interviews people in a wide range of circumstances, pitches story ideas to writers and journalists, takes photos, and is currently writing her first work in English, which spans the life of Coco Chanel and is filled with adventure, intrigue, history and love.

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