WORLD STAGES: Savannah Bay, Theâtre de l'Atelier (France)
U.S. PREMIERE! Marguerite Duras's play Savannah Bay follows a young woman desperate to discover the truth about her mother's suicide the day after her birth.
- Mar. 19 - 22, 2014
- Family Theater
- Approx. 70 minutes
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Théâtre de l'Atelier
by Marguerite Duras
Directed by Didier Bezace
with Geneviève Mnich and Anne Consigny
Savannah Bay explores questions of identity, aging, and the fugitive memory of personal tragedy. A young woman desperately seeks the truth about her mother, who committed suicide the day after she was born. Paris's historic Théâtre de l'Atelier, from the Montmartre neighborhood, stages Marguerite Duras's 1982 play brimming with the late French writer's beautifully impressionistic language and trademark themes of irrational love, loss, regret, and memory.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion: March 19
In French with projected English titles. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performance Timing: Approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
Note as of 2/11/14: The previously announced Emmanuelle Riva will not be able to perform in Savannah Bay due to medical recommendations that prevent her from travelling overseas.
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.