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POSTPONED: Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France)

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POSTPONED: Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France)

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Start:
May 21, 2020
End:
May 21, 2020
Venue:
Segal Theater
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POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Thursday,  May 21
Segal Theatre
4:00pm Readings + Talk with Translator/Editor Amin Erfani

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Bernard-Marie Koltès. Photo Courtesy of Amin Erfani.

4:00pm The Night Just Before the Forests
5:30pm Tabataba
6:30pm In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
8:00pm Talk with Translator/Editor Amin Erfani

Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays is a collection of brand new American translations of major plays by the world-renowned French playwright—along with a critical introduction by translator/editor Amin Erfani; forthcoming with Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications.

4:00pm The Night Just Before the Forests
In a profusion of passionate and desperate words, this one sentence hour-long monologue stages the voice of a beggar who stops you in the street, under the rain, asking for a cigarette, money, or a beer, denouncing his living conditions as an outcast, telling stories of his encounters with other outcasts, and his incessant search for a girl named Mama.

5:30pm Tabataba
In this very short play Koltès stages a brother and a sister stuck in the courtyard of their house, fighting over the social expectations imposed upon them, finding solace in their relationship and in the brother’s obsession with a broken-down Harley Davidson motorcycle.

6:30pm In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
In this most celebrated Koltès masterpiece, a Dealer stops a Client in the street, at the
dark hour of twilight, peddling hidden merchandise which the Dealer keeps secret. The Client, in return, refuses to reveal why he has come here, at this hour, and what he truly desires from the Dealer.

With additional support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Amin Erfani. Photo Courtesy of Artist.

 

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