Traveller Without Luggage



  • The play that gave Jean Anouilh his first great success.One of his melancholy pièces noires, it was first producedin 1937 by Georges Pitöeff (1885 - 1939) at the Théâtredes Mathurins, Paris. The title refers to an ex-soldier who is sufferingfrom amnesia. When he finally learns the facts about his disreputableyouth, he decides to concoct a new identity to escape his past. Anouilh'sown early life is reflected in the numerous bitter references to theeffects of poverty.