Taking A Chance On Theatre

Théâtre du Soleil collective was started in 1964. “The Cartoucherie quickly made its own myths. People came from miles away and had to be fed. The actors had no dressing rooms so made up in public. [Founder Ariane] Mnouchkine herself took tickets at the door. Now the theatre’s food is famous in its own right, an integral part of a theatregoer’s day or evening there, and the company has swollen to 70 members spanning 22 nationalities. It tours widely, films its major productions and holds Unesco’s Picasso medal for its outstanding contribution to culture.”