This Vendée castle will be transformed into a theatre stage this summer

This Vendée castle will be transformed into a theatre stage this summer
This Vendée castle will be transformed into a theatre stage this summer

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Nicolas Pipelier

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Jul 5, 2024 at 1:58 PM

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When the good weather arrives, the Soubise Park de Mouchamps takes up his summer quarters and puts on his party clothes.

A way to Françoise de Chabot Darcy de Moltke to bring the old stones of his castle to life. And at the same time to perpetuate the cultural heritage of Catherine de Parthenaypoet, playwright and patron, born in the castle in the 16th centurye century.

From father to track

After welcoming Romeo and Julieton June 13, as part of the Terre-Neuve open-air theater festival in Vendée, Parc Soubise will serve as the stage for the fifth festival If alone on stageAugust 21 and 22.

Wednesday, August 21, the artist, author and actor Alexander Liger will come to present his traveling show From father to track. “He travels all over France with his tee and his little theater. His text is incredibly poetic and funny.”

Ruy Blas, finally… almost!

The next day, Thursday August 22, aroundAntoine Seguin to climb onto the trestle. The author and actor will play his only performance on stage Ruy Blas, finally… almost!

“The story of a street sweeper who finds himself playing Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo because everyone is on strike,” teases the organizer. “It combines culture and smiles. Everything that makes Si seul en scène unique,” ​​impervious to sketches. “We need written plays with a solid story.”

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Living heritage

Because history is never far away at Parc Soubise. Françoise de Chabot Darcy de Moltke offers to introduce it to the curious, every Friday, from July to August, at 10 a.m. Previously free, the guided tour has increased to €3. “It is to restore the cornice of the old castle which is collapsing.”

A modest sum for the tour of the property: large attic, barn, old castle… “This is where Protestantism started. Our history is part of that of the region.”

A particularity which will, without a doubt, be recalled during the Heritage Days September 14 and 15, 2024. That weekend, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the strings of theBird Ensemble will give “small concerts to punctuate the visits”.

Parc Soubise, Mouchamps. Contacts: 06 13 12 33 30, www.parcsoubise.fr

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