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~ Francine Conley ~

French Theatre

I am a member and co-founder of Le Théâtre de la Chandelle Verte, an educational theatre troupe that performs plays in French. We are a professional alliance of artist-scholars dedicated to promoting French plays to American campuses nationwide. Although we have been collaborating on French plays since 1991, we became an official troupe in 2001.

During our first official season (2002-2003), I played Inez in our interpretation of Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis clos.

For our second season (2003-2004), I took on -- among others -- the role of Matamore in our adaptation of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion comique.

In our third season (2004-2005), June Miyasaki and I toured a slapstick selection of six short plays by reknowned contemporary French playwright Jean-Michel Ribes.

Our fourth season (2005-2006), I played the Professor in our tour of Une soiree Ionesco, an evening dedicated to Eugène Ionesco and his absurd comedy, La Leçon.

To celebrate l'année francophone, during our fifth season (2006-2007), I toured solo and performed the role of five different Albertines in Henrik Borgstrom's one-woman adaptation of Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay's Albertine, en cinq temps. This play will stay on tour as part of our sixth season.

In addition to Albertine, our current sixth season (2007-8) includes Marivaux's comedy, Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, in which I'll perform the role of Lisette.

For more information, please visit our web site http://www.chandelleverte.com