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Avignon Festival: comedian Frédéric Deban (“Under the sun”) victim of violence and homophobic remarks

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Since the start of the Festival Off d’Avignon, his only performance entitled “Journal of a hearing impaired person and his misunderstandings” has garnered rave reviews. The theme and intensity of his show cannot leave you unmoved: (sound) disability and the form of social exclusion that results from it. But if Frédéric Deban, darling for a good decade of viewers through his character of Grégory in “Sous le soleil” or as Mireille Darc’s lover in “Les cœurs brûlés”, has been reborn from its ashes and its sounds on stage for several months , thanks to his autobiographical show co-written with Dominique Lozac’h, he has once again faced a sad ordeal.

Thursday evening, a few minutes from his performance at the Avignon Festival, the actor and his author friend were violently arrested by a man, in front of the doors of the Ambigu theater, where this show has been playing since the beginning of the month. A scene attended, dumbfounded, by several spectators, and which has been reported to us. While the doors of the theater were still open, a man, who turns out to be the theater manager, allegedly made the homophobic remarks “go f*** your man… you jerk” before becoming physically threatening. However, the show was able to take place the same evening. But, from a good source, we learn that Frédéric Deban and his co-author do not intend to let such verbal and physical homophobic aggression pass since a complaint has been filed with the Prosecutor of Aix-en-Provence. The actor did not wish to respond to our requests. We will not fail to keep you informed of the outcome of the case.