By Samia Fitouri | Jan 2 2012Comedy , Events in Tunisia , French Tunisian Institute , Tunis fait sa comédie , Tunisian Comedians ,
To jump-start the new year, Tunisia is holding its fourth annual comedy festival, â€œTunis Fait sa ComÃ©die,â€ (Tunis makes its comedy). The event began onÂ December 31st at the municipal theater on Avenue Habib Bourgiba in Tunis, and is expected to conclude on April 9th.
This yearâ€™s festivities were organized by the Tunisian telecommunications agency – Telecom – in collaboration with the French Tunisian Institute (FTI). Seven comedy shows have been scheduled.
Among the comedy shows planned for this year are: â€œThe Amazonsâ€ – to be performed on January 18th. Â The performance is directed by Jean Pierre Dravel and Olivier MacÃ©, and stars Sonia Dubois, MichÃ©le Garcia, and Fiona Gelini. The second show will be begin on February 28th, with â€œIt All Stays in the Familyâ€ – a comedy produced by Bernard Granger and directed by Maurice Risch.
â€œMy Dear Colleagues,â€ will be performed on March 22nd. Directed by Jean Yves Girin, this performance stars the Tunisian humorist Farid Omri.
Two comedic plays are to be performed in the Tunisian-Arabic dialect during the festival: â€œThe Clan of the Divorcedâ€Â (March 8th), directed by Alil Vardar, and â€œTurkey Couscous â€ (April 19th), directed by Mathieu and Aicha Lebru. These comedies will be performed by Tunisia’s Ferid Omri and France’s Odd LÃ©nard.