Each year, students develop an original French language stage production, including scriptwriting and costume and scenery design. The goal is to create a performance with a broad appeal, with an emphasis on the details, as evidenced by student actors' painstaking work with experts on grammar and pronunciation.
Students develop colorful, humorous and timely stories often centered around traditional or familiar characters such as The Little Prince, comic superheroes and even Britney Spears.
The production is a unique teaching tool but another example of the university's community outreach as local high school French students and teachers are invited to the performance.
The annual French Play is organized by Lynn Palermo, associate professor of French, and supported by the Department of Modern Languages.
2012 – ANTIGONE: ou les responsabilités de l’honneur
2011 – Cauchemars d'étudiants
2010 – Green Fairy Tales For a New Century
2008 – L’Histoire du Loup: Vilain ou Victime?
2007 – C'est un oiseaux, c'est un avion...C'est Astérix?!
2006 – "Katel Gollet" traditionnel et cool
2005 – Petit Prince
2004 – Don Quichotte Rencontre Le 21 E Siècle
2003 – Fractured Fairy Tales
2002 – Eugène Ionesco's Rhinocèros
2001 – Fantaisie sur Le Sabetier et le Financier