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26May 2022

Le mariage forcé cast announced

LE MARIAGE FORCÉ [THE FORCED MARRIAGE] Cast announced

in French with English subtitles by MOLIERE

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of his birth – a celebration of the 4 arts:

Theatre – Dance – Music – Voice

Director/Metteur en scène Donald McManus

Producer/Producteur Michael Bula

CAST announced

SGANARELLE, a middle-aged bachelor – Donald McManus

GÉRONIMO, his friend – Michael [Michel] Bula

DORIMÈNE, his fiancée, young coquette promised to Sganarelle – Maya O’Farrell

ALCANTOR, her father – Richard Ryan

ALCIDAS, her brother – Celia Handscombe

LYCASTE, her lover – Karim Bouriah-Lopez

DEUX ÉGYPTIENS (dancers and singers) – Karim Bouriah-Lopez + Ayala Gopnik-McManus

PANCRACE, an Aristotelian philosopher – Dr. Hilary Gopnik MA,

18April 2022

Le mariage forcé auditions

LE MARIAGE FORCÉ [THE FORCED MARRIAGE] Auditions

in French with English subtitles by MOLIERE

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of his birth – a celebration of the 4 arts:

Theatre – Dance – Music – Voice

Director/Metteur en scène Donald McManus

Producer/Producteur Michael Bula

The production auditions

Register now for AUDITIONS – Sat 14 May 2022 at 2.00 pm and Tues 17 May 2022 at 7.00 pm

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23December 2021

La Candidate

THE CANDIDATE

[LA CANDIDATE]

by/de Jean Franco and/et Guillaume Mélanie in French with English subtitles translated by Michael Bula Director/Metteur en scène Donald McManus Producer/Producteur Michael Bula. The season ran from 7 – 11 December 2021. This is the sequel to Panique au Ministère presented in 2019. Its English version and that of the sequel were translated by Michael Bula.

The production

The show is the 106th production of Melbourne French Theatre Inc. (MFT) in its 44th year [1977 to 2021] founded by Michael Bula and A. David Gorrie at the University of Melbourne – a record for any

15August 2020

La Candidate postponed to May 2021

Restrictions permitting, the show has been postponed to May 2021

Please support us coming out of the COVID-19 crisis and think of a donation which has caused us major economic loss – BOOKINGS may open later in February 2021

CAST

Gabrielle Bellecour-Garcia, former Chief of Staff of the Education Ministry
Sandra Desjardins

Louis Tesson, Former Minister of National Education
Richard Ryan

Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother, Minister of Youth and Sports
Dominique Croset

Samantha Kolaski, Secretary to the President of

11April 2020

La Candidate postponed to 14 to 17 October 2020

Restrictions permitting, the show has been postponed to October 2020

Please support us coming out of the COVID-19 crisis which has caused us major economic loss – BOOKINGS will open later in the year

CAST

Gabrielle Bellecour-Garcia, former Chief of Staff of the Education Ministry
Sandra Desjardins

Louis Tesson, Former Minister of National Education
Richard Ryan

Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother, Minister of Youth and Sports
Dominique Croset

Samantha Kolaski, Secretary to the President of the Republic
Ingrid Selmersheim

22February 2020

Cast announced for La Candidate May 2020

13 to 16 May 2020 – BOOKINGS received already – BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment

CAST

Gabrielle Bellecour-Garcia, former Chief of Staff of the Education Ministry
Sandra Desjardins

Louis Tesson, Former Minister of National Education
Richard Ryan

Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother, Minister of Youth and Sports
Dominique Croset

Samantha Kolaski, Secretary to the President of the Republic
Ingrid Selmersheim

Sara Bellecour-Tesson, Gabrielle’s daughter
Christina Arampatzi

Éric Garcia, the Ministry’s Media and Campaign Manager
Alexis Renou

19April 2019

Panique au Ministère starts as soon as Weds 1 May 2019!

Panic at the Ministry of Education! The Education Minister wants to enforce mandatory school uniforms and the students are revolting. Meanwhile, the Minister’s trusted chief of staff Gabrielle, a dynamic career woman, is contending with a troublesome daughter who wants her independence but has no means of income and an impossible hippy mother who sets Gaby up with dates. Gaby concentrates all her energy on her job and to save her boss from every sticky political and scandal-plagued situation. Don’t miss this clever piece, exquisitely timed for Macron’s Gilets Jaunes France!

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1March 2019

Cast announced Panique au Ministère!

Cast

Gabrielle Bellecour, chief of staff of the Ministry of National Education – Sophie Armstrong

Louis Tesson, Minister of National Education – Richard Ryan

Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother – Dominique Croset

Michelle Tesson, Louis’ future ex-wife – Léonore David

Sara Bellecour, Gabrielle’s daughter – Anouk Bidot

Éric Garcia, the Ministry’s jack of all trades – Alexis Renou

What a line up – now don’t you want to BOOK?

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