Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival 2016

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Seuls en Scène brings celebrated French actors and directors, as well as promising early-career artists, to Princeton University and the local community to present their work, introducing American audiences to dynamic and engaging French productions. Learn more about the exciting productions in the 2016 season:

 


Frick Chemistry Lab · Presented by: Lewis Center for the ArtsCouncil of the HumanitiesInstitut FrançaisCultural Services of the French EmbassyDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-ScènePrinceton Institute for International and Regional Studies

In an undefined and timeless place, a dealer and a client launch into a quarrel of words, full of poetry. Roland Auzet stages an all-new version of Bernard-Marie Koltès' famous play.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Institut FrançaisCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Written for the 2011 Avignon Theatre Festival—where it became an instant classic—this play presents two perspectives as a couple negotiates a painful break-up.

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Institut FrançaisCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

From interviews, emails, texts, administrative documents and other “real sources,” Mohamed El Khatib alone on stage (re)constructs a delicate tale of mourning about the death of his mother in a touching work that achieves a certain timelessness. The play was an acclaimed success at the 2015 Avignon Fringe Festival.

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

April 19, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, after which it was destroyed. Today in France, there are barely ten individuals still alive who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto. This performance tells the stories of two of them, Paul Felenbok and Wloda Blit-Robertson, based on interviews with these two survivors.

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio · Presented by: Institut FrançaisCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Paroles de Soldats reminds us of the enduring effects of war on the French soldiers engaged in international conflicts over the last thirty years in Iraq, Rwanda, Afghanistan and beyond. Five actors from the Jeune Théâtre National lend their voices to these accounts, sharing the fear and anguish these soldiers encountered when faced with brutal combat that left no one unscathed.

Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College · Presented by: Institut FrançaisCouncil of the HumanitiesCultural Services of the French EmbassyLewis Center for the ArtsDepartment of French and ItalianL’Avant-Scène

Dance artist Noé Soulier physically reproduces sequences from internationally-recognized choreographer William Forsythe's Improvisation Technologies, in which Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using these tools as dance material, Soulier makes an explanation of a dance the dance itself.

Tickets

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