L’Avant-Scène Events

Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Sat Sep 23, 2017 · 8:00 pm

Seuls en Scène 2017 presents By Heart

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

In By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues tells the story of his grandmother who, after becoming blind, asks her grandson to choose a book that she can learn by heart.

Butler College Amphitheater · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of ClassicsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A god tortured by gods for having loved Man and condemned by Zeus for having offered them art and fire, Prometheus embodies disobedience and challenges established power. He is among the most cited figures in literature from Aeschylus onward, and in this play the Titan is opposed by a cast of divine lieutenants, among which are Hephaistos, Apollo, and Hermes. Because any such play is fundamentally political, the piece offers, according to playwright and director Olivier Py, a “lesson in insurrection”

Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Wed Sep 27, 2017 · 8:00 pm

Seuls en Scène 2017 presents Unwanted

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of African American StudiesDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

How can we express the physical and mental repercussions of rape used as an instrument of war? The choreographer Dorothée Munyaneza set off in search of those women who had been subjected to mistreatment during the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. In Unwanted, she confronts us with pain and anguish that has been perpetuated by conflicts that have never ceased to exist.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Summer 1975. A young man is hitchhiking toward Caen. The driver who stops has an unusual look: he is bald, with wire-rimmed glasses, a crew neck shirt, and unbounded curiosity about his young passenger. They trade numbers before parting ways. Three years later, a book of interviews is published, featuring our young hitchhiker, Thierry Voetzel, and famed philosopher Michel Foucault, who remains anonymous.

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Emilie Incerti-Formentini reads, in French, L'histoire de l'agression à l'arme blanche, a short story by Joyce Carol Oates from her collection of short stories Terres amères

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Seeger Center for Hellenic StudiesLewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyInstitut FrançaisDepartment of ClassicsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Guillaume Vincent returns to Seuls en Scène with Myrrha, a part of Songes et Métamorphoses that he recently directed and presented throughout France. Songes et Métamorphoses is a show in two parts: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, followed by a text written by Vincent and inspired by Shakespeare’s words.

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