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A play by Jean-Jacques Bernard
Translated by John Leslie Frith

The action takes place in a little house in Burgundy on National 6, one of the French main roads
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Michael, a retired civil servant, and his daughter Francine were dreamers both; he had dreamed for years of the house he was at last to buy near Chalon, just by a bend in 'National 6' - an artery taking traffic to the Riviera and beyond. He would watch the cars slowing at the bend - it was the next best thing to travel when you had no money. Francine, too, loved the road for the same and for a different reason. One day her Prince Charming would come this way, and stop, and knock at the door. She was fey, and sure of it. He came, his car having crashed: Robert, a young painter, with his father Antoine, a novelist. From then on the dream did not go the way of dreams.

See the article by J. Leslie Frith on page 6

Contributors

Author: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Translated by: John Leslie Frith
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Francine: Jill Furse
Michael, her father: J. Leslie Frith
Elisa, her mother: Majorie Gabain
Two strangers: Robert: Hubert Gregg
Antoine: Austin Trevor

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