French Theatre Company to Perform Farcical Play at Susquehanna
Published on October 16, 2012
Théâtre du Rêve, Atlanta’s unique French-language theatre company, will perform “Par la Fenêtre,” or “Through the Window,” on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Isaacs Auditorium, in Susquehanna’s Seibert Hall.
The event is organized by the Department of Modern Languages and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Music and Theatre at Susquehanna University, and by Bucknell University’s French Program.
The company will first perform the one-act play in English, lasting about 25 minutes. A second performance in the original French will follow. Afterward, members of the company will hold a question-and-answer session with the audience, discussing the challenges and rewards of performing in two languages.
The performers will also lead workshops on dramatic reading, scene work and physical farce with Susquehanna students in the modern languages, music, theatre and English/creative writing departments, as well as students studying French at Bucknell University.
Lynn Palermo, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and associate professor of French, said, “We chose them because they offer so many choices for interaction, and because they specialize in these bilingual performances, which expands the potential audience and can help people think about and experience language and language learning in new ways.”
Théâtre du Rêve(Theatre of the Dream) is a professional company whose mission is to bring the language and cultures of the French-speaking world to life on the American stage. The company strives to create a true dialogue between American and French-speaking artists and to bring live theatre, French language and Francophone culture to students of all ages. With a team of highly professional, bilingual theatre artists, Théâtre du Rêve has performed classical and contemporary plays and company-created productions. The company is committed to the belief that Francophone theatre is not simply for French speakers; it is a strong artistic heritage shared and appreciated by all lovers of art.
The performance is free and open to the public.
Karen M. Jones