The third annual festival of plays written in French language, presented by Alliance Francaise de Seattle features the work of Romanian born playwright Matei Visniec. The festival runs October 19 - November 1 at the University of Washington's Ethnic Cultural Theatre. Two works by Visniec will be staged: "Le Deuxième Tilleul à Gauche" and "Old Clown Wanted." University of Washington doctorial candidate Otilia Baraboi will open the festival on October 20 and introduce Visniec's plays.
This festival of absurdist plays by French and francophone playwrights also includes work by Georges Feydeau, Honoré de Balzac, and Samuel Beckett.
"Le Deuxième Tilleul à Gauche" and "Old Clown Wanted" by Matei Visniec, staged completely in French with English supertitles October 20, 22, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm.
"Feydeau Composé" by Georges Feydeau directed and written by Cécile Casanova, staged in French, October 21 at 8 pm.
A bilingual (French & English) adaptation of "Le Faiseur" by Honoré de Balzac, novelist of "La Condition Humaine" (adapted and directed by Tom Ansart) bilingual adaptation in English and French (supertitled) October 23, 24, 25, 31 at 8 pm; November 1 at 3 pm.
Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," directed by Leonid Anisimov, and starring Amy Yeater as Winnie, staged in English October 20, 22, 27, 28, at 8pm; October 31 at 3 pm.