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The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe

The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe de Armando Nascimento Rosa par Luciole International Theatre Company
du vendredi 26 mai au dimanche 4 juin 2017 à 20h (15h les dimanches) à MATCH, 3400 Main St, 77002

La mise en scène est de Clara Ploux, fondatrice de Luciole. Clara a monté de nombreuses pièces avec les élèves d’Awty International School. Elle a aussi été très impliquée au sein de Et Voilà Théâtre : actrice, metteure en scène et curatrice d’expositions.

Translated by Susannah Finzi
Directed by Clara Ploux
Assistant directed by Camron Alexander
Cast: Rachel Ollagnon, Heidi Hinkel, Micah Obregon
Music by Armando Nascimento Rosa, Laura Macedo and Marcelo Silva
Art Projections by Paulo Cabrita
Costumes design by Betsy Larabee
Photography by Pin Lim
Press-Attaché Melissa Flower

Staging the story of one of the most iconic figures and myths of the twentieth century, a few days before her death in the summer 1962, this brilliant psychological thriller gives voice to the cathartic confrontation between Marilyn Monroe and her aging mother Gladys Baker in a life-or-death scenario. As secrets are revealed and the characters transform, Marilyn’s public identity gives way to an identity crisis of “misfit” vs.“superstar” that resonates deeply with today’s contemporary media- driven culture and many of our fears as a society. The play often touches on important social issues and women’s’ sexuality, even if it means damaging the already fractured relationship between mother and daughter. It is then that we begin to wonder, though things are not always what they appear to be, who was the real mother of Marilyn Monroe?

Writer Anne Fleche reflects on the play saying: “The relation of film to theatre here exemplifies Rosa’s creative use of the borrowed quality of myth – it’s layered identities that resonate in the culture, underwriting belief, and provoking a polysemy of identity that approaches the paranoiac. (…) Rosa’s theatre is a theatre of transformation, regeneration.” Marvin Carlson, one of the greatest theatre theorists of our time comments Rosa’s work in his writings about theatre and American subjects: “The plays of Armando Nascimento Rosa have covered a remarkable range of subject matter (…), they have always featured richly drawn characters and a creative originality that approaches even familiar figures of history and legend from fascinating and unexpected new directions.”

Armando Nascimento Rosa is one of Portugal’s most successful 21st century playwrights and the recipient of a number of prestigious European awards, including the Ribeiro da Fonte Revelation Theatre Prize, Albufeira Drama Prize, and Bernardo Santareno National Theatre Award. Global productions and staged readings of his plays have been held in Barcelona, London, Madrid, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Zurich and on stages in the USA, Including NYC, Chicago, and New Orleans.

He will be joining us from Portugal for the American premiere of The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe. We will be holding talk backs and other exciting events with Armando so that audiences will have many opportunities to engage with our international theatre community. Luciole International Theatre Company could not be more thrilled for this project and expect that Houston will be surprised with the ride Armando takes us on in « The Real Mother of Marilyn Monroe ».

This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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Le Petit Prince par Luciole International Theatre Company

Luciole International Theatre Company présente :
The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)
du 8 au 17 décembre 2016
Matchbox 1
MATCH | Midtown Arts Theatre Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Soirées du mercredi au samedi à 20h
Matinées vendredi à 13h15 et dimanche à 15h

TICKETS: MATCH Box Office: 713-521- 4533 or

Luciole International Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts company dedicated to promote international and multicultural exchanges through the arts, brings to life The Little Prince, the play by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

The tale of The Little Prince begins with an Aviator and his downed plane, lost in the Sahara desert.
There, he encounters the mysterious Little Prince who has led a most peculiar life among the stars.
When the Little Prince asks the Aviator to draw him a Sheep, the two begin to explore the purpose of life’s journey, meeting a cast of unforgettable characters along the way such as the Fox, the Rose
and the Lamplighter. This philosophical story of an adult lost in the desert and the whimsical boy who helps him find home again has offered wonder and insight to countless readers of all ages. Now, it has been adapted into an off-Broadway play sensation that has successfully translated the magic of the story from the page to the stage.

Saint-Exupéry, who lived his life as an explorer and aviator, gained renown for his writings during World War 2, in which he flew and would eventually lose his life. He wrote The Little Prince in America, while exiled from occupied France with his wife. The book would become an instant classic for both American and French audiences, and has become a legacy of shared joy between the two countries. This sharing of cultures is what Luciole International Theatre Company seeks to celebrate and offer to all communities in Houston that come to experience this remarkable story.

By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Directed by Clara Ploux
Cast (in order of appearance): Gabriel Regojo, Wesley Whitson, Precious Merenu, Lex Laas, Camron Alexander, Margaret Lewis, Kat Cordes
Scenery, Lighting and Projections Design by Thomas Murphy
Scenery graphic design by Paulo Cabrita
Costumes design by Betsy Larabee
Photography by Pin Lim
Graphic design by Monica das Neves
Production Manager Dashiell Waterbury
Production Assistant / Stage Manager Isis Acogny


Et Voilà Théâtre lance sa saison !


Les amis du placard de Gabor Rassov
27 février, 4, 5, 11 et 12 mars 2016 à 20h
à Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S Jensen Houston TX 77003
$15 adultes, $10 seniors et étudiants
Réservations :
En français avec surtitres en anglais.
Avis aux parents : certains passages de la pièce comportent du vocabulaire non adapté aux jeunes enfants.

Avec : Anne Anquetin, François Ciesielski, Emmanuelle Hamilton et David Fouchard
Mise en scène : Marie-Hélène Chatelain

Odile et Jacques, un couple de petits bourgeois étriqués, mènent une vie médiocre et sans saveur. Leur seul plaisir : consommer pour avoir le sentiment d’exister. Une offre promotionnelle dans une grande surface va leur permettre de tuer l’ennui en s’achetant… un couple d’amis !
Rangés soigneusement dans un placard, Guy et Juliette n’en sortent qu’au bon vouloir de leurs « propriétaires », pour les divertir et leur faire passer une bonne soirée. Disponibles, sociables et « élevés en plein air », ces amis achetés doivent se plier à leurs quatre volontés.
Cette comédie dérangeante, drôle et à la fois désespérée, encourage la réflexion sur une société de consommation poussée à son paroxysme.


An Imaginary Line
du 26 février au 13 mars 2016
vernissage le 26 février de 18h30 à 22h

Artistes : Luarent Butré, Elisabeth Caucheteux et Mickaël Szymanski
Organisation : Marie-Hélène Chatelain

L’horizon est Une Ligne Imaginaire que l’on voit au loin, où la terre et le ciel semblent ne faire qu’un. Une vue de l’esprit certes… Où est la frontière du réel de ce que l’on perçoit ?


Questions :