The 2014 French Theater Festival at Princeton University will open with an inventive and festive piece of philosophical theater that emphasizes the energy and vivacity of critical thought. Projet Luciole features excerpts from contemporary philosophers Theodor W. Adorno, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Gilles Deleuze, Annie Lebrun, George Orwell, Jacques Rancière, and Jaime Semprun. Nicolas Truong, an editor at Le Monde, directs popular stage actors Nicolas Bouchaud and Judith Henry in this favorite production from last year’s Avignon theater festival. Performances will take place Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18 at 8:00 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.

On September 15 at 4:30 p.m. in East Pyne Building (Room 010), director Nicolas Truong and Florent Masse will converse to introduce Projet Luciole and introduce Seuls en Scène – French Theater Festival 2014.

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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