Colorado State University’s French Theatre Workshop Presents Comedy Performed Completely in French

Colorado State University’s French Theatre Workshop presents "Le Miracle de Saint Antoine," The Miracle of Saint Anthony, at 8 p.m. April 23 and 2:30 p.m. April 24 in the Lory Student Center Theatre on campus. The play will be performed completely in French.

The play is $5 for adults and $2 for students. English subtitles will be projected above the stage. Tickets will be available at the theatre before the performances or in advance through the Campus Box Office at (970) 491-4TIX.

The French comedy, written by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck, will feature Colorado State students as actors and the backstage production crew. The students are under the direction of Sarah Dodson, a French lecturer at Colorado State. Students participating in the production bring a variety of experience and backgrounds to the play, but all are passionate about the language and the theatre.

"Le Miracle de Saint Antoine" is a comedy that satirizes the rich, the clergy and family relations. The play follows an elderly maid mourning the death of her employer. The dearly departed’s family, however, is more interested in getting their hands on the money and goods that have been willed to them. An unexpected visit from Saint Antoine sets everyone awry.

Dodson has directed Eug?ne Ionesco’s "La Canatrice Chauve," (The Bald Soprano), S?nouvo Agbota Zinsou’s "Les Aventures de Y?vi aux Pays des Monstres," (The Adventures of Y?vi in the Land of the Monsters) and a French cabaret night at Colorado State.

This play is made possible by funding from the Associated Students of Colorado State University and a grant from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers.