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Theatre de Lorient: La Bete dans la Jungle

The acclaimed company presents the visual spectacle "Prends Bien Garde Aux Zeppelins" in its North American debut.

  • Feb. 12 - 14, 2004
  • Multiple Venues
  • 1 hr. 45 min.
  • $30.00 - $60.00
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This production, hailed as an artistic triumph, La Bête dans la Jungle (The Beast in the Jungle) by American playwright James Lord is based on the Henry James short story of the same title. Performed by a bi-lingual cast, it employs Margarite Duras’ French adaptation of the James Lord dramatization of the novel.

Magical theatrical images abound in this suspenseful story of despair, with powerful images of fire, ice, and hunting. La Bête dans la Jungle concerns John Marcher, a neurotic egoist obsessed with the lurking feeling that something incredible is to happen to him. This impending fate has a predatory quality, like "a crouching beast in the jungle." Marcher is unable to reciprocate the love of his long-suffering companion, May Bartram. She comes to see his fate but is unable to make him understand it before she dies. Marcher suddenly realizes that his terrible fate was precisely his inability to comprehend her love for him.

The play will be performed by Jutta Johanna Weiss and Jean-Damien Barbin in French, with projected English titles.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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