Jia Taylor and Kehinde Koyejo
The Library is delighted to welcome back the celebrated San Francisco theater company that puts great American short stories on stage - word for word. Returning to Paris for the 22nd year, Word for Word will perform the story All Aunt Hagar's Children, by Edward P. Jones on 27 and 28 March at the American School of Paris. The running time is 1h45m, with no intermission. There is a light reception after the performance on Monday 27 March and a live auction of the stage props after the performance on Tuesday 28 March.
Set in 1950s Washington, D.C., this noir tale spotlights a young Korean War vet who sets out to solve a murder and becomes entangled in a web of family history. Along the way, he is unsettled by another death—a young woman whose last words haunt him and his investigation. Edward P. Jones evokes a neighborhood of vivid characters, telling a story about the strength of family and the choices that shape our lives. More information on the San Francisco production is at ZSpace.
VENUE: The American School of Paris (41 rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint-Cloud)
PHOTO ID: All attendees must bring a photo ID to the performance for security check-in purposes.
DONATION: Suggested donation at the door: 20€ per person (10€ students).
SEATING: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in the theatre.
About the Author
Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.
About the Company
Word for Word Performing Arts Company is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Founded in 1993 by Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Word for Word believes in the power of the short story to provide solace, compassion, and insight into our daily lives.