"Les Femmes de Barbe-Bleue" ("Bluebeard's Women"), performed by Juste Avant la CompagnieTuesday 18 August 2020, at 9.30 pm Fort Antoine
Fort Antoine is set to host the cultural highlight of
the summer in the Principality. The traditional venue for summer events, this
year the site will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its open-air
theatre. To mark the occasion, the Prince’s Government is offering a series of
free public performances, subject to available places (to book, please contact
the Princess Grace Theatre ticket office*).
As part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations, the
Department of Cultural Affairs is organising two distinct special programmes.
The Principality’s iconic cultural institutions will be in the spotlight from 8
July to 7 August, while the traditional theatre season will resume from 18
August to 4 September 2020.
Five women under the spell of one man, Bluebeard.
This famous tale has been adapted in the form of five monologues, each one a story of dangerous love.
Flowing freely from the imagination of the five actresses and their improvisational talents, Lisa Guez directs this adaptation with the aid of playwrights Valentine Krasnoshok and Sarah Doukhan. The stage is sparse, the text is sharp and funny, and the stories, though terrible, are at once amusing and touching. Keeping us firmly with bated breath, they are a timely reminder that the figure of Bluebeard is sadly as real and relevant as ever.
Ticket office open.
Free places, subject to availability.
Book at the Princess Grace Theatre (in person only), 12 avenue d’Ostende, from
Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 6.30 pm.
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