FRI SEP 21 · 7:00 pm & SUN SEP 23, 2018 · 8:00 pm | CLASS OF 1970 THEATER, WHITMAN COLLEGE | DURATION: 90 MIN
Hall Montana remembers, recounts and retraces the life of his family and friends, who are part of Harlem’s African-American community in the 1950s and 1960s. Baldwin’s sensual writing style is punctuated by poignant gospel lyrics that take audiences to the heart of Harlem, a world of love, religious fervor, and suffering.
Harlem Quartet is a story on human destiny based on the novel Just Above My Head by James Baldwin. Adapted and directed by Élise Vigier in collaboration with Kevin Keiss, with original music by Saul Williams. This critically acclaimed show from the 2017-18 French theatrical season stands out with a rare all-black cast, unusual for a production in France.
*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.