21 Aug-10 Sept 2006. Commedia dellarte, burlesque and grotesque comedy are on offer in the Arnes de Montmartre itinerant theatre festival taking place in venues all over Paris. The festival of moveable stages opens with the Mystre Bouffe Theatre Company presenting Cit H, the story of an imaginary city where the final battle between love and money is being fought out (21-27 Aug at the Cour du Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in the10me & 4-9 Sept at the Salle Jacques Prvert du Pr Saint-Gervais). Other highlights include poetry from Corneille to Prvert with Les Voix du Masque by the Compagnie Thtre du Sable (21-27 Aug), Le Malade Imaginaire presented by the Troupe de lEpe de Bois (28 Aug-3 Sept) and impro-comedy performed by La Compagnie Dclic Thtre (28 Aug-3 Sept). The programme also has poetry slam sessions, debates and commedia dellarte workshops. For full details of events and venues see website (in French). Admission 10, concessions 8, festival pass 5 for reductions at all shows. Mon-Sat 20.30/21.00, Sun 16.00.
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Street theatre in Montmartre.
The Arnes de Montmartre are in Rue Chappe (at the top of the funicular railway) Paris 18me. By Metro L12 to Abbesses. Tel. +33 (0)1 48406249