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[POSTPONED to 24 November 2020] Partner Event: Word for Word 2020 at Théâtre Le Ranelagh (Paris 16)

March 30 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 30 min

L-R, Brady Morales-Woolery, Gendell Hernández, Edie Flores, Maria Calendaria. Photo: Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopek

[This event has been postponed to 24 November 2020, thank you for your understanding. Those who have already bought a ticket through Eventbrite will be refunded. Everyone will have the opportunity to secure a new ticket for the new date. Please stay tuned for more information.]

Photo by Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopek; L-R: Brady Morales-Woolery, Gendell Hernández, Edie Flores, Maria Calendaria.

Please note that this event is off site, at Théâtre Le Ranelagh (5 Rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris).

The American Library is delighted to be partnering with Word for Word again for another year, welcoming to Paris their performance of


By Octavio Solis

Featuring the chapters Retablos, The Way Over, Consuelo, El Judío, La Migra, La Llorona, Nothing Happens, The Quince, Mexican Apology, El Segundo, Neto, My Right Foot, and Jeep in the Water. 

Directed by Sheila Balter and Jim Cave

Word for Word’s latest full production is from author & playwright Octavio Solis. Retablos is a coming of age memoir; each chapter a memory tale, verging on fable, which paints a dreamlike picture of life in El Paso in the 60’s and ’70’s. Drawing from his own childhood, Solis says that he wrote these stories “to see how that skinny brown kid riding his bike out there in the desert made sense of his complicated, deeply beautiful and troubled world.”

Members are invited to consult the stories before enjoying the performance; please request them from the Member Services desk.


Please reserve your tickets here and bring your printed ticket to the show.

The performance will be followed by a reception– all ticket holders are welcome to attend.


This event is sponsored by the American Library in Paris and the Fondation Jeannine Manuel.


March 30
19 h 30 min - 21 h 30 min
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