Soupçons

February 14, 2011

Soupçons

February 14, 2011

Last night we went to a French play, Soupçons, directed by our French teacher's son. Our French teacher is delightful. She almost makes me want to be a better student.

Soupçons is a play based on the drama Staircase, a 9-hour film documenting the trial of Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife in North Carolina. I don't actually remember the case. Then again, I was living in California at the time of the trial probably too focused on working. (Internet, can you believe that I once had a work ethic?)

The play was outstanding. It was a contemporary play using various forms of media, such as overhead projectors, a TV screen, and video/film. The stage was barely set with tables and another stage and the actors would often change the set during their performance. It was beautifully executed even with no intermissions. The talented director managed to bring some lightness into a heavy subject by making some of the testimony comical. The online gay prostitute appeared in court in his skivvy's and the medical expert looked like science geek with high-rise pants while he presented child-like drawings of the the murder scene as evidence. I wish I had a better grasp of the language because the play was just outstanding.

Soupçons literally translates to "suspicion." When we got home, we had a trial of our own.

"Hey Mom, the evidence is by Loki's bed. Tu ne peux pas avoir un soupçon que je l'ai fait! C'est logique qu' il est coupable!"

"Princess, I'm not that advanced in my French lessons yet. I hope you told her it wasn't my fault."

"Of course Big Boy! I told her it was the squirrels!"

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17 comments on “Soupçons”

  1. Very impressive work. The execution is flawless and the innocent demeanor really brings me to a different dimension. I've seen better deconstruction of a book, but still! Bravo!

  2. With all the mastication that Juno has been doing, I'm becoming awfully "suspicious" myself that you have locked the Dansko's up in a steel safe.
    The Dansko's are so much tastier than that book.
    Poor Loki...having to be so close to the evidence. Surprised Juno didn't put a little bit of paper on the side of his mouth as framing evidence.

  3. Uh oh its a mystery.

    Love the look Juno is giving Loki, passing the blame. She is clever leaving the evidence by Lokis bed, if indeed it was Juno 😉

  4. Juno's totally giving Loki the "you are SO getting in trouble for this" look. Are those earphones I see?

  5. LOL! these photos SO depict their relationship. She's so cool, collected, and in charge, and he's, well, he's obviously clueless. Hmm, you know, that "relationship" sounds awfully familiar.... kinda like looking in a mirror.

    Miss Moo & Jack
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

  6. Hmmm, nous ne pensons pas que nous entendions rien des ecureuils:)

    The photos SO tell the story.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you from all of us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. I could have sworn she said that it was logical that Loki did it! I need to brush up on my French.

    Morgan has started the boop game! She's liking it so far! 🙂

  8. Ha, ha!!! I was so proud of myself that I remembered enough French to understand what Juno said. Pssst, Loki, she blamed you!

  9. Boy, one game of virtual bitey face and Loki is rubbing off all over Abby. Except Abby does what Juno does: sets the stage and blames Jed. Abby had been behaving pretty well until her recent encounter with Loki; now she's tearing up stuff she hasn't gone after in YEARS! It MUST be all your fault, Loki! You're the only recent change in her routine. The bill is in the mail.

    Don't remember that case, either. On our way to check the link. Glad you'll be able to tell your French teacher with a straight face that her son did a terrific job and you really enjoyed the play.

    Jed & Abby

  10. It was totally the squirrels. We can see that from here! Pesky squirrels! (And Loki, you might want to brush up on your French - ours isn't that good, either, but I'm thinking that you might find yourself getting blamed for EVERYTHING if you aren't staying up with your Rosetta Bone lessons! :-))

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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