SAT SEP 22, 2018 · 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm | WALLACE THEATER, LEWIS ARTS COMPLEX | DURATION: 105 MIN
Claire, Anton et eux
François Cervantes asked the fourteen young actors of the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique to write dramatic texts based on their personal history. Summoning their ancestors and countless family memories, whether, from the 16th or the 20th century, their past is brought to life on the stage, shedding light on and enriching the present. “The job of the actor is to offer hospitality,” the director likes to say, defending the necessity and the responsibility of his trade: to always give stories the place that is rightfully theirs, to fulfill that urgent need we have to talk to one another.
Claire, Anton et eux (Claire, Anton, and them) is the mischievous title Cervantes gave to this initiatory play, which is also an homage to a school whose role is to teach, to understand, to welcome, and to foster and encourage new work. A nod to Chekhov, who was also a doctor…
*Ticket Information (Performed in French with English subtitles)
Sponsored by: Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, L’Avant-Scène, Department of French and Italian, Department of African-American Studies, Humanities Council, PIIRS, Program in African Studies, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, and Rockefeller College. Other sponsors include Jeune Théâtre National, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Education Department of the French Embassy, Institut français, and the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation.