L'Avant-Scène (formerly L'Atelier) performs
Posted November 17, 2008; 03:32 p.m.
L'Avant-Scène, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Georges Feydeau's "La puce a l'oreille" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 20-22, in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater.
The group, formerly known as L'Atelier, was founded in 2001 by Florent Masse, a senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian, who will direct the performance. This is the workshop's 13th full-length production in French, and the third of a complete set of plays by Feydeau. The show will feature advanced students.
Lies, alibis, perfumed love letters and jealous husbands; uncontrollable urges, powerlessness and lechery: Welcome to the hotel Minet Galant, the setting of Feydeau's comedy about the lives of couples who are "married but not together." The farce depicts the series of frenetic comings and goings of suspicious characters embroiled in complications and hypocrisy.
The performance is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve seats, e-mail email@example.com.