|actors take a bow|
Well, we promised to let you know how Maurice the protagonist in Friday night's farce got on. And the news is that he got on very well indeed. Ably hampered by his good friends at the bar/auberge "Chez Pauline" he managed to impress his very shrewish wife. Firstly by playing the hero during a hold up by some nasty masked men and secondly by becoming embroiled in foiling the smuggling of several suitaces of dope. Chaos was nicely resolved by the two madcap undercover police agents. All in all it was a enjoyable Friday night out in the village.
|Charnizay church at night|
The only thing which marred the whole was the heating! The radiators were on red hot and it was stifling. In fact, at the end, there was a slight stampede for the door. Not because the acting had been poor -- it was of a good standard, but because people were keen to get some fresh air!
Afterwards there was cider and medeira cake courtesy of the mairie and the 'actors' joined the audience.
We'd parked near the church and took a quick snap of it looking lovely in the floodlights before driving home. On the way back we noticed that the temperature had gone up. In the morning it had been a chilly 4C with fog; in afternoon it had even dropped slightly, but at 11pm it was a comparatively balmy 7C and the fog had thinned to wisps.
There was a good turnout on Friday and we hope they had as good an audience at Saturday's performance.