Category archive: Past plays

Le Père Noël est une ordure [Santa Claus is a #&@!!]

Le Père Noël est une ordure [Santa Claus is a #&@!!]  by Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte, Bruno Moynot Directed by Bruce Cochrane Produced Michael Bula in French with English surtitles translated by Michael Bula The production The season ran from 2 to 5 May 2018. This is the 103rd production of Melbourne…

Every Trick in The Book! (Le Systeme Ribadier)

Every Trick in the book! Le Systeme Ribadier by Georges Feydeau Directed by Alec Gilbert Produced by Michael Bula in French with English surtitles The production The season ran from 7 to 16 September 2017. This is the 102nd production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 40 years [1977 to 2017] since its foundation in 1977…

La Comtesse Bis

La Comtesse bis by Molière La Comtesse d’Escarbagnas with La Critique de l’école des femmes A play within a play Adapted and directed by Rosa Campagnaro Produced by Michael Bula in French with English surtitles The production The season ran from 4 to 6 May 2017. This is the 101st production of Melbourne French Theatre…

Trois versions de la vie - Life x 3

Trois versions de la vie – Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza in French with English surtitles Director Chris Hosking Producer Michael Bula The production The season ran from 31 August  to 10 September 2016. This is the 100th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 39 years [1977 to 2016] since its foundation in 1977…

Lunes de Miel

Lunes de Miel adaptation by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt of Private Lives by Noël Coward in French with English surtitles Director Alec Gilbert Producer Michael Bula The production The season ran from 3 to 7 May 2016. This is the 99th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 39 years [1977 to 2016] since its foundation in 1977…

Exit the King

by Eugène Ionesco in French with English surtitles Director Marco Romero Rodriguez Producer Michael Bula The production The season ran from 1 to 12 September 2015. This is the 98th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 38 years [1977 to 2015] since its foundation in 1977 by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie…

Is Three Really A Crowd? (Le plus heureux des trois)

by Eugène Labiche in French with English surtitles Director Alec Gilbert Producer Michael Bula The production This is the 87th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in 38 years [1977 to 2015] since its foundation in 1977 by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie at the University of Melbourne. This presentation is one of…

The Frustrated Husband (George Dandin ou le Mari Confondu)

by Molière Entirely in French with English surtitles Director Christopher Hosking Producer Michael Bula This play was performed with the same text as presented to Louis XIV, the Sun King on 18 July 1668 in Versailles by the Troupe du Roi. The work is rarely presented in Australia (if ever) as it can be staged as a…

Don't Tax Me too much, Darling! (Cher Trésor)

by Francis Veber Entirely in French with English surtitles Director Judith Turnbull Producer Michael Bula A Southern Hemisphere first of the new play from famous playwright and cineaste Francis Veber. This play from Francis Veber [La Cage aux Folles, The Dinner Game, The Closet, The Valet, The Fugitives…] Cher Trésor, was first performed in Paris…

Funny Money (Espèces Menacées)

by Ray Cooney In French with English surtitles Adapted by Michel Blanc and Gérard Jugnot Translated by Stewart Vaughan Director Noel Anderson Producer Michael Bula The Production The life of mild-mannered accountant Yvon Lemouël hits turbulence when he picks up a briefcase identical to his, but containing an enormous amount of cash at the railway…

Double the Risk in Love (La Double Inconstance)

by Marivaux Director Paul Terrell Producer Michael Bula “La Double Inconstance” (Double the risk in love) was a great and successful production. A big thanks to all involved! (French ambassador attending MFT production) The Production Commediadell’arte fuses with a fresh modernadaptation of Marivaux’s story of love,intrigue and masks. Silvia and Arlequin arepromised to each other when a…

Don Juan on Trial (La nuit de Valogne)

September 2012 by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt Director Marco Romero Producer Michael Bula The Production A crumbling château — the Duchess mysteriously calls together a number of women for a special soirée. All are strangers with one uniting thread — Don Juan ! … a night of drama and revenge … First-time professional Chilean director, Marco…

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