Young and proud Ouroz takes part in Afghanistan’s most important tournament, the King’s Bouzkachi. It is a very violent sport for knights with no holds barred! But Ouroz fails, falls from the horse and breaks his leg. Now, he must return home to his remote province and face his father, Great Toursène, a former champion of this cruel game, who heralds the family’s pride and glory. Here begins for Ouroz a long and hazardous travel of initiation. With him are his faithful servant Mokkhi and his magnificent but crazy horse Jehol. Together they will meet most extraordinary people and wander through places of extreme hardship.
Eric Bouvron, fascinated by this epic novel taking place in the Afghan steppes, decided to adapt Kessel’s masterpiece for the theater. The author, a curious and indomitable traveler, lived his life with enthusiasm and passion. His charm, humor and extraordinary adventures made him an essential writer.

90 minutes (no intermission) | In French, kids welcome | Standard price: $25

Théâtre du Lycée Francais Lycée Français de San Francisco 1201 Ortega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

"The Knights", based on Joseph Kessel's novel, at Théâtre du Lycée Français

When
September 22, 2017
Where
Théâtre du Lycée Francais
Lycée Français de San Francisco
1201 Ortega St,
San Francisco, CA 94122

Young and proud Ouroz takes part in Afghanistan’s most important tournament, the King’s Bouzkachi. It is a very violent sport for knights with no holds barred! But Ouroz fails, falls from the horse and breaks his leg. Now, he must return home to his remote province and face his father, Great Toursène, a former champion of this cruel game, who heralds the family’s pride and glory. Here begins for Ouroz a long and hazardous travel of initiation. With him are his faithful servant Mokkhi and his magnificent but crazy horse Jehol. Together they will meet most extraordinary people and wander through places of extreme hardship.
Eric Bouvron, fascinated by this epic novel taking place in the Afghan steppes, decided to adapt Kessel’s masterpiece for the theater. The author, a curious and indomitable traveler, lived his life with enthusiasm and passion. His charm, humor and extraordinary adventures made him an essential writer.

90 minutes (no intermission) | In French, kids welcome | Standard price: $25

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