Going to see the plays of my actor buddies when I was in acting school disgusted me with broke theater, or even theater altogether. Now, I either go to the Comédie Française to see classics, or screw it: I watch Netflix.

So it was more to spend an evening with buddies that I went along for the ride to see Arthur Viadieu's I Wish I Were Jeff Bezos at the Théâtre de Belleville, with my pal Bob Levasseur. I wasn't expecting much. And it lasted an hour and a half.

It became my favorite play in the whole world.

Everything: the subject, the writing, the direction, the acting of all the actors. I didn't want it to stop. I laughed, I was touched, I learned. It restores confidence in creation. Well done friends.

So don't miss them while they are in Belleville.

EDIT: You missed them the first time around? They’re back in Belleville in oct’23!!

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