Desperate houseman is a play conceived and directed by Caroline Cichoz. It features French comedians Alex Macquart, Jerome Daran, and Stéphane Murat. Desperate houseman is a play that shows the miscommunication, lies, misunderstanding’s, confessions, and regrets in the guy’s daily lives. All of the guys have very distinct personalities and lives within the play.
After three years of success throughout the capital Alex, Jerome, and Stéphane continue to perform at the Point Virgule Theatre. Theatre goers will find the three friends in a series of awkward situations some of which have to do with dealing with women. In fact, hijinks ensue when Jerome receives a letter from his girlfriend when she breaks up with him. Jerome then involves his two friends in a wildly comedic scheme to win her back.
Let’s be clear desperate houseman isn’t a male version of the hit show Desperate Housewives, but it did take some inspiration from the show. The three men involved in this comedic stage play do a masterful job of portraying their different personalities within the confines of the play. Jerome is the classic romantic, while Stéphane is endearing and a bit silly, and of course, Alexis comes off as a bit of a misogynist.
The three have reunited to perform in desperate houseman on stage. In the play, Jerome has been dumped by his girlfriend and becomes a single father. The role of a single father is something that Jerome’s character neither wanted or embraced. Stéphane plays a bit of a bumbler who doesn’t understand what is going on and gets into several awkward situations because of this. The only one to have been in a relationship for the last ten years is Alexis. A man who is a misogynist and often forgets anniversary days.
Alexis, Jerome, and Stéphane shine in this intricate comedic play.