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Date(s) - 23/09/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



5ddefbac7c1df8569304c0b6b2a00e57Narrated in four acts, the lives of Geneviève Emery and Guy Foucher of Cherbourg, France are presented. Act 1 begins in November 1957, when sixteen year old Geneviève, who works in her widowed mother’s umbrella shop called “Les parapluies de Cherbourg”, and twenty year old Guy, who works as a mechanic at a gas station, are madly in love and want to get married. They are reluctant to tell anyone not only of their desire to get married, but of their relationship. Geneviève believes that her mother, considering her too young, would like her to marry someone with better prospects, especially in view of her own tenuous financial situation. And Guy is more concerned now about not abandoning his ailing godmother, Aunt Élise, who raised him, and who he looks after along with a young woman named Madeleine. Act 2, told largely from Geneviève’s perspective, begins in February 1958. Guy, drafted to fight for the French in Algeria, has left two months back …