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Word for Word: Anniversary! Stories by Tobias Wolff and George Saunders
17 April 2019 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
[Photo: Blythe de Oliveira Foster and Adam Elder: “Deep Kiss” (Credit: Hillary Goidell)]
Word for Word celebrates its 25th season with a new production “Anniversary! Stories by Tobias Wolff and George Saunders” featuring Wolff’s “Deep Kiss” and Saunders’ “Victory Lap.” “Deep Kiss,” directed by Joel Mullennix, captures yearning adolescence in the story of Joe Reed, whose first love resonates into his middle age and nearly destroys him. “Victory Lap,” directed by Delia MacDougall, shows us two awkward teens and one alarming bully, enhanced by Saunders’ great sense of voice and tone. Humor develops into great menace, with a soul-saving ending.
The show will take place just down the street from the Library, at the Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel (4 square Rapp /75007 Paris) and tickets must be reserved in advance. Everyone with a ticket will also be invited to join us for a reception at the Library after the performance.
This performance in English is made possible through the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, the American Library in Paris, and L’École Jeannine Manuel.
Link to reserve and print your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/word-for-word-anniversary-stories-by-tobias-wolff-and-george-saunders-tickets-58734457343
The stories being performed can be consulted on site at the Library upon request.
The event will finish at 21h30 and includes an intermission. Reception to begin immediately after at the American Library; all are welcome.