Sandra Mézière has given Delon fans a wonderful gift. She shares her experience of attending the opening night of “An ordinary day.”
She begins: “Tonight at the Theatre des Bouffes Parisians (not coincidentally, this theater was owned by Jean-Claude Brialy, a good friend of Alain Delon) has held the first of the play “An ordinary day.” A play that portrays Alain Delon has anyway nothing ordinary and the title already, is a delicate irony. This is not ordinary because Tancred, Roch Siffredi, Jeff Costello, Corey, Robert Klein, Roger Sartet, Gino … a whole piece of film history that accompanies them has immortalized. This is not ordinary because Delon is only the seventh time in the theater. This is not ordinary because this play was written by Eric Assous at the request of Delon for his daughter Anouk.”
I tried to excerpt other parts of her column. However, you need to read the article in its entirety to get the full effect of experiencing opening night.
Her cycle of Delon includes many intersting posts well worth reading. Her account of attending the screening of Visconti’s “The Leopard” at Cannes with Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale and Martin Scorsese is riviting reading.