By Sebastien Aliome
The theater company Ça s’peut pas de Neufchatel-en-Bray (Seine Maritime) was in Monaco last week, as part of the Monacollect event organized on March 3 and 4, 2023.
The troupe composed for this tour by Filippe Monteiro, Marion Casabianca and Mélanie Cellier, performed their piece Ratatouille Rhapsody four times. During one of them, a distinguished spectator was in the stands.
Prince Albert on stage
Indeed, the Prince Albert II came to see the play, and went on stage to give a speech at the end of the performance.
It was obviously very nice and the first time for us to see a head of state join us on stage. Prince Albert was also very sympathetic.
And to add:
More generally, we are happy that our shows travel so much, and that from the small rural school to a festival with more protocol like that of Monaco. Because of course, he had bodyguards and a fairly large security service.
In touch with Monaco
The show created in 2017 and presented by the neufchâteloise company on the port of Monaco has the theme of food, waste, short circuits…
We sing and we play. We also bring the children on stage, to the sound of the electric guitar. But we don’t want to be moralizers or lecturers.
The subject of the play was in perfect harmony with the Monegasque event.
We were in contact with Monaco several years ago, but it had to be postponed because of the Covid.
A great experience therefore for the company, one of whose next trips could take her to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Nothing is decided yet.
For now, Mélanie Cellier is going back to a writing phase, in addition to workshops and other performances. This time, the text will focus on melting ice.
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