Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Excerpts from four plays by French writer Moliere will be staged at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) today in HCM City.
Cabaret Médical Chez Moliere (Medical Cabaret of Moliere) is based on modern excerpts from four plays, including L’Amour Médecin (The Love Doctor), Le Médecin Malgré Lui (The Doctor in Spite of Himself), Le Médecin Volant (The Flying Doctor), and Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid).
The script is written by director and choreographer Anna Boulo of the Hà Nội-based Phap’bulateurs drama troupe, who will stage the work.
The play will be set in two surgeries and waiting rooms at the centre of the stage where doctors and patients’ moods, desires, fears and joys will be on display.
According to Boulo, the theme of the story is love. It is the cause and cure of disease, and affects everyone’s life.
Famous songs like La Maladie D’Amour (The Disease of Love) by Michel Sardou and Money by ABBA will be sung by performers to express the characters’ feelings.
There will be Vietnamese subtitles for the show.
The Phap’bulateurs was established in 2011 under the leadership of Boulo, who has several years of experiences as an actress at the Tightrope Theatre in Vienna.
The troupe consists of theatre lovers who speak French.
In 2014, they performed French writer Boris Vian’s musical Miss Goodnight and French playwright Jean-Michel Ribes’ Palace in 2015. Cabaret Médical Chez Moliere was staged in Hà Nội last month.
The performance in HCM City will begin at 5pm for free for students and teachers of French. At 8pm, another performance will be held, with admission fee of VNĐ200,000.
The venue is at 28 Lê Thánh Tôn Street in District 1. — VNS