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Aug 17
Film
La La Land Outdoor Screening 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Aug17
Oct4
Performance
Boeing Boeing Cumberland County Playhouse 21 Tennessee Ave, Crossville, TN 38555
Aug 18
Film
Playtime Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Forbidden Love: The Passion of Héloïse and Abelard

This Valentine’s Day, do you want to be reminded of the nature of true love? Then don’t miss the performance by Newberry Consort that present the true story of Pierre Abélard, a 12th century French philosopher, and his student, the brilliant and beautiful Héloïse D’Argenteuil.Their affair was erotic, profoundly intellectual, and socially taboo.  Forced to separate, the lovers communicated by letter for decades.  Their frank and intimate correspondence provides us with a voyeuristic glimpse into one of history’s great love stories. The actors share their writings accompagned by musical settings of poetry of courtly love from the 14th century, including music by Machaut, Cordier, Senleches, and others.


  • Friday Feb. 16 at 8pm, Ruggles Hall – Newberry Library, Downtown Chicago
  • Saturday Feb 17 at 8pm, The Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago Campus, Hyde Park
  • Sunday Feb 18 at 3pm, Galvin Recital Hall – Northwestern University Campus, Evanston
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