They're assassinating Mozart,<em> closing of the « Provence »</em>

fermeture du "Provence"
Description: 
CLOSING OF THE « PROVENCE », AVENUE FELIX FAURE, NICE AUGUST 1975

The Provence, cultural landmark and meeting place because of the basement where various jazz bands and theatrical groups rehearsed in the 1950s 60s and 70s.
« THEY'RE ASSASSINATING MOZART»

Organization of the improvisations : André RIQUIER

the "WIDOW" arriving with a cane

the acrobat WAITRESS, the nervous YOUNG WOMAN

the character "CABARET" appears, strolling and gesturing with « THE HIPPIE ” and others

the MOTORCYCLIST and his "un-helmetting"

the « TRANSFORMIST » actor -reader who changes costumes in front of everyone

during the entire show, the actors order drinks, talk and abuse each other, read, recite or exhibit themselves in the phone booth with wigs on or die smothered in flowers.

While some play with “their hands” , others walk around indifferently wearing a new costume or resuscitate or “represent” themselves

THE PROVENCE at night/the end

Main actors: Pierre Attrait, Birgit Biga-Campbell, Geneviève Garibaldi, Alice Heyligers, Michel Déoclezian, Albert Moni, Paule Paoli, Marc Roux, Chantal de Saran, Jacqueline Riquier, Michou Strauch,...

photograph: J.J.Strauch

November 28 2011
Creator: 
André Riquier
Performer: 
Pierre Attrait
Birgit Biga-Campbell
Geneviève Garibaldi
Alice Heyligers
Michel Déoclezian
Albert Moni
Paule Paoli
Marc Roux
Chantal de Saran
Jacqueline Riquier
Michou Strauch
Witness: 
Philippe Chartron
Catherine Delserre
Producer: 
Lauro Alex
Theoretical background: 
The end of an era with no official places for creation in Nice, when there were only a few places for improvised and spontaneous creation.
It was André Riquier’s idea to form an amateur troupe and to learn improvisation in the basement of « Le Provence », Avenue Félix Faure in Nice in the 1970s.
Occurence: 
Places: 
Starting date: 
1975
Topology: 
Background: 
closing day at « Le Provence » (since renamed the « Félix Faure »), where 10 years of various manifestations were held (cabaret, theatre, singing, events, including happenings by Ben)
Adress: 
avenue Félix Faure
Nice
France
Témoignage: 
C'est Mozart qu'on assassine, fermeture du « Provence », 1975 | André Riquier