Welcome to the website of the French Institute of South Africa!
Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !
In 2017, get ready for an amazing theatre experience!
In association with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française in South Africa, and with the support of Total South Africa, BNP Paribas, RCS (a BNP Paribas group company) and Mazars, the acclaimed and multi awarded theatre director Sylvaine Strike and the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company will tour South Africa with Molière's chef d'oeuvre:
Exploring the way in which people are easily manipulated by symbols of power and honeyed words, Tartuffe is one of the French Shakespeare's most famous work.
SOWETO THEATRE (Red Theatre):
5th of April – 8PM Preview
6th of April – 8PM The Premiere (for guests only)
7th of April – 11AM School Matinee / 8PM Performance
8th of April – 8PM Performance
Sylvaine Strike and the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company will be then touring in South Africa: Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and ... more dates to come, stay tuned!
Promoting the work of Molière is even more relevant today as it remains utterly universal through the ongoing power of his word. IFAS and the Alliance Française are proud to showcase the genius of one of France's most accomplished and universal artist, whose masterpiece Tartuffe will be played by a brilliant South African cast, within a context never seen before and promises a lot of surprises...
Molière redefined French Theatre in the 17th century, becoming one of the greatest architects of social satire and his impact can still be felt today. Working under the patronage and protection of the "Roi Soleil" (Sun King) Louis XIV, hapenned approximately thirty comedies in which he satirised the shortcomings of the French society of his era. He was extremely successful (to the extent that French is now called "the language of Molière") but had to suffer censorship and arrest due to his accurate derisions and stinging truth.
0861 670 670 / 011 877 6855
Cnr. Bolani Rd and Bolani Link - Jabulani, Soweto - (next to the Jabulani Mall)
011 930 7461/2/3