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Feb 19
Talk
A Discussion on Leïla Slimani's New Book Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Feb20
Apr7
Performance
Isabelle Huppert in The Mother ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY LINDA GROSS THEATER 336 West 20th Street
Feb 20
Film
Something Is Happening The Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015

Debacles by Marion Aubert

In DEBACLES, matters of real gravity—French resistance efforts during the Second World War— unfold in scenes that would be unbearably sad if anyone could see things for what they really are. Instead, events are strangely funny. Borne aloft by dreams and delusions about their role in history, Aubert’s characters—who are realistically sketched precisely because they are so cartoonish—alternately talk right past each other and rush headlong into disaster. When tragedy and farce coincide, mankind’s saving grace is oblivion. Evil may be banal, but goodness is stupid—and so, just maybe, it will ultimately prevail.

Translated by Kimberly Jannarone Erik Butler
Directed by Lisa Rothe
Featuring: Maxwell Eddy, Torsten Hillhouse, Kathryn Kates, Susan Louise O’Connor, Daniel Pearce, Lilia Rubin, Nick Smerkanich and Michael Tisdale.

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