French club brings comedy troupe to Fresno State

French Comedy Troupe Les Enfans Sans Abri

Le Cercle Français, the French club of the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department at Fresno State, presents Les Enfans Sans Abri at 6 p.m. March 4 in the Satellite Student Union. This traveling comedy troupe will perform two medieval plays in a performance that is free and open to the public.

Since 1989, Les Enfans Sans Abri has performed short medieval and Renaissance plays in original translation for audiences in the U.S. and Europe. The troupe aims is to show examples of sense of humor in the 13th through 17th century  – and to illustrate how we still laugh at very much the same things.

“The Saintly Mister Louse” – This parodic sermon showcases the trials and tribulations of a character only too familiar in the Middle Ages – the common body louse. A short performance with song and dance.

“The Joyous Farce of Martin de Cambrai” – In this late-15th century anonymous French play, a ne’er-do-well cobbler (Martin) argues with his quarrelsome wife, jealously locking her inside the house while he goes to work. The local priest comes calling on the wife and the two contrive an illicit assignation that is devilishly clever.

Details are available by contacting Dr. Natalie Muñoz, assistant professor of French, at or at 559.278.7039.

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