Word for Word presents
Home by George Saunders
Directed by Sheila Balter
THIS EVENT IS OFF-SITE, AT THÉÂTRE LE RANELAGH (5 Rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris)
Home is the story of Mikey, a war veteran returning to a home that is increasingly cruel and absurd—and his quest for understanding and compassion. Saunders’ subtle yet absurdist humor brings a unique slant to otherwise dark topics. Home is directed by Word for Word core company member Sheila Balter.
This event requires advance registration. Please reserve your tickets below and bring your printed ticket to the show.
This event is sponsored by the American Library in Paris, the Fondation Jeannine Manuel, and Word for Word Performing Arts Company.
WORD FOR WORD Performing Arts Company performs short works of fiction in their entirety, preserving the author’s voice and honoring her/his intent with exciting visuals and inventive staging. 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. In its vibrant history, Word for Word has performed over 70 stories by some of the world’s best writers. Many of these stories have been performed in front of the authors themselves.
George Saunders is the author of twelve books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for best work of fiction in English, and was a finalist for the Golden Man Booker. His stories have appeared regularly in the New Yorker since 1992. He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
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