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 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
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!