French Theater Festival Events

McCosh Hall 02 · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A play by Swedish playwright Lars Norèn that reflects the darkest aspects of contemporary societies

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Is it possible to reconstruct your identity? Written by Koffi Kwahulé, Jaz is the monologue of a woman living in an abandoned housing project whose life has just been turned upside down by violence.

Rockefeller College Common Room · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Michel Vinaver’s play is inspired by and closely based on accounts of the real Bettencourt Affair and its principal characters who made the headlines over the past few years.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

How does a family cope with their grief after the loss of a son? Based on the first novel by celebrated contemporary writer Laurent Mauvignier, actor Rodolphe Dana's words give meaning to a silence that has lasted far too long.

East Pyne Building Room 010 · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Director Robert Cantarella performs/re-creates two seminars of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze recorded at the University of Paris VIII. Cantarella's body becomes the means of preserving and transferring the voice of the philosopher, demonstrating how spoken language can add to meaning.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Bertrand Usclat’s and Pauline Clément’s first written play, this fairy tale about the quirky Princess Daisy will please audiences of all ages

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Combining a rock trio, a text by famed German playwright Heiner Müller, and the French actor André Wilms results in this compelling, poetic sound performance

East Pyne Building Room 010 · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Marie Raymond (Institut français) in conversation with Senior Lecturer in French and Italian Florent Masse

Berlind Rehearsal Room · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A monologue that revolves around one obsession: the self, or how to get rid of it.

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

A series of monologues brought to life by 15 aspiring actors. Written by Pascal Rambert, directed by Florent Masse, and performed by L’Avant-Scène students.

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil on the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Projet Luciole performers Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud return to Princeton to present Nicolas Truong's work-in-progress that dramatizes the different aspects of interviewing