Convinced that the lunar star is a world comparable to our own, the story’s narrator strives to go there. A first attempt brings him to Canada from where he lands, almost by accident, on the moon, only to find himself immediately captured by its inhabitants. Adapted from the novel by Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, L’Autre monde ou les États et Empires de la lune is performed and directed by celebrated baroque theater artist Benjamin Lazar. Surrounded by candles and musicians Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot, he brings to life a little-known work, more controversial than previously suspected. Performances will take place on Saturday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Performed in French. Duration: 90 minutes.

Admission is free but reservations are strongly recommended by sending an email to Subject Line: Festival.

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The Matthews Acting Studio is located on the first floor of the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. View on Google Maps

Limited parking is available adjacent to 185 Nassau in Lot 10 (after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays). View Visitor Parking Map

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Presented By

  • Program in Theater
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène