Synopsis

The Establishment at Arles

The Establishment at Arles $9.99

Barry L. Hillman

Published by Samuel French Inc

0 Male 6 Female

Based on characters created by Guy de Maupassant, this one act comedy gives a vibrant glimpse of life in a French "establishment" of 1888 which is both sad and humorous

Candice comes to rescue her friend Yvette from what she believes to be Mme. Tellier's den of iniquity only to have her prim sensibilities revolted by Madame's practical defence of her brothel and Yvette's refusal to leave her life of comfort

As Madame and her girls celebrate Yvette's birthday with much wine and a spirited version of the can can, Van Gogh sends Yvette a present of his ear

This bizarre gesture has a compelling attraction for Candice who determines to stay - but only as a wine waitress!

Recommended for competitions and drama clubs

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