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Theater. Theatre de la Ville: Six Characters in Search of an Author. By Luigi Pirandello, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, director. Nov 7 & 8, 2014.  Patron Sponsors: Dr. Ross E. Armstrong and Dr. Jonas K. Stern

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  The New York Times says Théâtre de la Ville's production of Six Characters in Search of an Author is "rather stunning." Read the full review >>
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Théâtre de la Ville returns with their trademark innovative artistry, balancing a fierce creative spirit with reverence for the classics. The troupe's acclaimed production of Pirandello's absurdist psychological drama bursts out of the academic canon, hitting the stage "with rare mastery" that is "captivating and disturbing" (Télérama). Performed in French with English surtitles, the play finds a group of actors confronted onstage by six characters trapped in literary limbo, searching for an author to finish the story they have been written into.

Please note: this performance contains mature content and some nudity



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Education & Community Event: Panel Discussion: Textual Intimacies: Performing, Translating and Teaching Ionesco's Rhinoceros
Fri, Nov 7, 12–2 pm
Dwinelle 370
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Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Departments of French and Theater Dance, and Performance Studies, this discussion of Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros explores the kinds of translations and intimacies produced by different approaches and uses of the theatrical text: on the stage, on the page, and in the classroom. The discussion is held in conjunction with the production of Rhinoceros as performed by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies running November 14–23.

Education & Community Event: Artist Talk
Sat, Nov 8, 6–7 pm
Alumni House
Free and open to the public

Théâtre de la Ville Assistant Director Christophe Lemaire talks about the production of Six Characters in Search of an Author with Shannon Jackson, Director of UC Berkeley's Arts Research Center.

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The New York Times says Théâtre de la Ville's production of Six Characters in Search of an Author is "rather stunning." Read the full review >>

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