"Variations sur Molière" performed in French by students, April 9 and 11

When Apr 09, 2013
from 02:50 PM to 03:50 PM
Where Bingham Humanities, Room 205
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-0496
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"What do a UofL cheerleader, a deranged actor, a bossy janitor, a crazy academic, a masochist, a hypochondriac, two airheads, various wily and lusty servants, a ruthless social climber, a rude fencing instructor and a fake Turkish prince have in common?"

They are all featured in "Nous jouons Molière!" (Variations sur Molière), a one-act play to be performed in French by UofL students on April 9 and 11.

Written by Sylvaine Hinglais, the 40-minute play features a selection of some of the most celebrated scenes from the comedies of Moliere, France's leading comic playwright. Although written in the 17th century, Moliere's comedies are widely performed today and he remains one of France's leading literary figures.

The play involves a good deal of physical comedy and was selected to appeal to both an audience of native speakers and beginning language learners.

"Putting on a play in a foreign language can be daunting for language learners but the cast have worked extremely hard and their language skills and confidence in French have really increased -- one of the goals of the exercise," says director and Professor of French John Greene.

"Nous jouons Molière!" (Variations sur Molière) will be performed on Tuesday April 9 and Thursday April 1l at 2:50 pm in 205 Humanities. These performances are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the visitor lots on the Belknap Campus.

For more information, contact Professor John Greene at 852-0496 or jpgreene@louisville.edu.