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A Day at the Museum on Stage

A Day at the Museum on Stage

Created in September 2004 at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris, the play as been a great success, and Jean-Michel Ribes has been nominated for the Author Molière in 2005. The play is coming to the Shanghai former slaugtherhouse stages (at the 1933 Theater), thanks to the Shanghai Francophone Troupe, with Ning Chunyan's Staging!

Through a series of short plays, the script depicts all kinds of people in different scenes of the museum, including artists, visitors and instructors. Several funny and absurd stories reflect a kaleidoscope of French contemporary culture: the curator's fear of a green plant, some visitors’ being exhibition by a famous artist and a mother’s being molded into a timeless artwork in public galleries by her son…

Impressionism, Baroque and Surrealism as well as Picasso, Kandinsky, Leonardo da Vinci and other artists and their masterpieces are hot topics discussed in this comedy.

A Day at the Museum at théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris

 

Here are some quotes from the great critics of the moment:

It's a brillant work, a wealth of incredible funny inventions. It is not a critic of the museums at all, it is an avalanche of burlesque situations located in an imaginary museum and bouffonnes words that accompany them.                   

Michel Cournot – Le Monde

Grotesque farce that relearns to think, to laugh freely, to be beautiful with panache the infinite absurdity of being of  this world.

Fabienne Pascaud – Télérama

What is great about Ribes is that he makes everything go through laughter, verve or irony. It is our Rabelais, the lucidity, the cheerfulness, and the extravagance.                                                   

Philippe Tesson – Figaro Magazine 

 

Jean-Michel Ribes is an author, director and cineaste. He has written Palace et Merci Bernard (TV show), Tout contre un petit bois, Batailles and Théâtre sans aminaux (drama play), Chacun pour toi (movie). He has been in charge of Théâtre du Rond-Point since 2002. He won the "Plaisir du Théâtre" Award in 2001, "Grand Prix du Théâtre" and Molière Award for Best Playwright in 2002. He became the Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2007.

It is founded in 1998, members of which are French dramalovers living in Shanghai. Composition of actors in this drama club is very complicated and unstable. However, the club persists in giving one performance each year in Shanghai and several fixed members have become old stagers, influential in French circles of Shanghai. The plays that have been produced in the past 21 years include Les Précieuses ridicules (2000) and George Dandin (2010) by Molière, Un chapeau de paille d’Italie by Eugène Labiche (2001&2014), Ce soir on improvise by Luigi Pirandello (2000), Léonie est en avance (&) on purge Bébé by Georges Feydeau (2008), La Technique du Docteur Pilou by Victor Gilbert (2012), Exercices de style by Remond Queneau (2016), and Théâtre sans animaux by Jean-Michel Ribes (2013).   

When the club invited Ning Chunyan to be their director this year, the work of Jean-Michel Ribes was obviously the common choice since they had already worked on Théâtre sans animaux.

Ning Chunyan, specially invited professor for Shanghai higher education (Oriental Scholar), lecturer at the Department of Acting, Shanghai Theatre Academy. She has obtained the Master's Degree at the Department of Acting, the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing; and PhD at Université de Paris VIII. She once taught at Université Paris-Sorbonne and Communication University of China. In 1996 she has won Beaumarchais fund of Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. She also wrote, directed and acted in the large-scale contemporary opera Unclassified Story of Peony Pavillon, which was held at Acropolis of Nice and at Palais of Cannes International Film Festival. She was selected by the French Government to be the Special Consultant in the Sino-French Year of Culture, and was invited by the China National Opera House to direct Les Contes d'Hoffmann. She also directed Rhinoceros and Faire Bleu at National Theatre of China. She launched the festival of "French Drama Collection" with Beijing Dramatists Association, Beijing 9 Theatre and Institut Français. She also translated and published Don Giovanni by Molière, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard by Marivaux and more than ten other French contemporary masterpieces. 

 

31.05.2017 20:00
Ticketing: http://www.xishiqu.com/event/gdbwg/all/p1.html?specialId=304 - 021-68881933*1933/400-888-1933
Wednesday / Thursday : adult, kid = 100 RMB
Friday, Saturday, Sunday : Kid = 100 RMB, Adult = 150 RMB
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1933 THEATRE

1933 Theater of the Slaugtherhouse, No 10 Shajin Road,

Near Julong Road

Metro Hailun Lu, line 4

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-68881933*1933

 

01.06.2017 20:00
Ticketing: http://www.xishiqu.com/event/gdbwg/all/p1.html?specialId=304 - 021-68881933*1933/400-888-1933
Wednesday / Thursday : adult, kid = 100 RMB
Friday, Saturday, Sunday : Kid = 100 RMB, Adult = 150 RMB
Reservation through wechat : ID = wxid_7cuyefe51c8822

 

1933 THEATRE

1933 Theater of the Slaugtherhouse, No 10 Shajin Road,

Near Julong Road

Metro Hailun Lu, line 4

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-68881933*1933

 

02.06.2017 20:00
Wednesday / Thursday : adult, kid = 100 RMB
Friday, Saturday, Sunday : Kid = 100 RMB, Adult = 150 RMB
Reservation through wechat : ID = wxid_7cuyefe51c8822

 

1933 THEATRE

1933 Theater of the Slaugtherhouse, No 10 Shajin Road,

Near Julong Road

Metro Hailun Lu, line 4

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-68881933*1933

 

03.06.2017 20:00
Ticketing: http://www.xishiqu.com/event/gdbwg/all/p1.html?specialId=304 - 021-68881933*1933/400-888-1933
Wednesday / Thursday : adult, kid = 100 RMB
Friday, Saturday, Sunday : Kid = 100 RMB, Adult = 150 RMB
Reservation through wechat : ID = wxid_7cuyefe51c8822

 

1933 THEATRE

1933 Theater of the Slaugtherhouse, No 10 Shajin Road,

Near Julong Road

Metro Hailun Lu, line 4

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-68881933*1933

 

04.06.2017 16:00
Ticketing: http://www.xishiqu.com/event/gdbwg/all/p1.html?specialId=304 - 021-68881933*1933/400-888-1933
Wednesday / Thursday : adult, kid = 100 RMB
Friday, Saturday, Sunday : Kid = 100 RMB, Adult = 150 RMB
Reservation through wechat : ID = wxid_7cuyefe51c8822

 

1933 THEATRE

1933 Theater of the Slaugtherhouse, No 10 Shajin Road,

Near Julong Road

Metro Hailun Lu, line 4

Hongkou district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-68881933*1933

 

 

 

     

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