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Play Reading of Oh Boy!

As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the French Cultural Services will host an English reading of the children's play Oh Boy!, directed by Olivier Letellier, on April 2.

Oh Boy! is the honest and heartrending story of a group of siblings that falls from the sky into the lap of an unqualified, unprepared young man. With tenderness and humor, Marie-Aude Murail's renowned children's novel examines some of life’s most devastating events, such as illness and the loss of a loved one, and challenges society’s definitions of normalcy and family. 

The reading will be followed by a Q&A.

Adapted for the stage by Catherine Verlaguet; translated by Nicholas Elliott; performed by Matthew Brown. 

Produced by Théâtre du Phare, and presented in association with the New Victory Theater. 

Olivier Letellier trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and discovered storytelling. In 2004, he acted in L’Homme de fer, his first play for young audiences; in 2007 he directed La Mort du roi Tsongor, based on the novel by Laurent Gaudé and in 2009, staged Oh Boy! adapted from the novel by Marie-Aude Murail (Molière Award 2010 for Best Play for Young Audience). In 2014, Olivier initiated the Playwriting for Young Audiences Project with authors Sylvain Levey, Magali Mougel and Catherine Verlaguet, resulting into three new plays. Olivier Letellier is an Associated Artist with Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris. He is currently directing the opera Kalila wa Dimna to open at the Festival des Arts Lyriques, Aix-en-Provence, in June (music by Moneim Adwan, and co-written by Catherine Verlaguet and Fady Jomar.)

LOCATION: The Cultural Services of the French Embassy

DATES: April 2, 2016 at 2:30pm

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