This event is free and open to the public. The reading will be in French and will follow with a Q&A.

Director Guy Ben-Aharon and actor Nael Nacer will present a staged reading of Kamel Daoud's prize-winning novel Meursault, contre-enquête (The Meursault Investigation).

Considered a literary and historical retelling of Albert Camus' celebrated novel, L'Étranger (The Stranger), Daoud's Meursault, Contre-Enquête gained popularity and was awarded many prizes, including the Prix Goncourt du premier roman in 2015. The novel gives voice to the brother of the anonymous "Arab" killed by Camus' main character, Meursault, and examines the seminal work in a post-colonial context.

About Guy Ben-Aharon:
Born in Israel, Guy is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage, an initiative dedicated to sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture. A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is the Waldman Award recipient for an exceptional promise for a career in theater and was chosen by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies as one of the top 18 influential leaders in Boston under 45. His work has garnered him profiles in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Ha’aretz, WBUR, WGBH, Yediot and numerous other press outlets.

About Nael Nacer:
Born in Paris, Nael Nacer has lived in Boston since 2000. After studying theater at Suffolk University, he made his stage debut in 2005. He has appeared in numerous plays including A Number, Pattern of Life, Lungs, and The Kite Runner (New Repertory Theatre); Come Back, Little Sheba, Awake and Sing!, The Seagull, and Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company); Intimate Apparel, The Temperamentals, and Animal Crackers (Lyric Stage Company); A Future Perfect and Tribes (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Windowmen, The Farm, and Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Sila and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). He received an IRNE Award en 2013 for his performance Our Town, as well as an Elliot Norton Award in 2015 for his role in Intimate Apparel.

Barker Center, Harvard University Thompson Room (110) 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

Meursault, Contre-Enquête This December at Harvard

When
Tuesday December 13th, at 7:00pm
Where
Barker Center, Harvard University
Thompson Room (110)
12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

This event is free and open to the public. The reading will be in French and will follow with a Q&A.

Director Guy Ben-Aharon and actor Nael Nacer will present a staged reading of Kamel Daoud's prize-winning novel Meursault, contre-enquête (The Meursault Investigation).

Considered a literary and historical retelling of Albert Camus' celebrated novel, L'Étranger (The Stranger), Daoud's Meursault, Contre-Enquête gained popularity and was awarded many prizes, including the Prix Goncourt du premier roman in 2015. The novel gives voice to the brother of the anonymous "Arab" killed by Camus' main character, Meursault, and examines the seminal work in a post-colonial context.

About Guy Ben-Aharon:
Born in Israel, Guy is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage, an initiative dedicated to sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture. A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is the Waldman Award recipient for an exceptional promise for a career in theater and was chosen by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies as one of the top 18 influential leaders in Boston under 45. His work has garnered him profiles in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Ha’aretz, WBUR, WGBH, Yediot and numerous other press outlets.

About Nael Nacer:
Born in Paris, Nael Nacer has lived in Boston since 2000. After studying theater at Suffolk University, he made his stage debut in 2005. He has appeared in numerous plays including A Number, Pattern of Life, Lungs, and The Kite Runner (New Repertory Theatre); Come Back, Little Sheba, Awake and Sing!, The Seagull, and Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company); Intimate Apparel, The Temperamentals, and Animal Crackers (Lyric Stage Company); A Future Perfect and Tribes (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Windowmen, The Farm, and Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Sila and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). He received an IRNE Award en 2013 for his performance Our Town, as well as an Elliot Norton Award in 2015 for his role in Intimate Apparel.

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