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POLLOCK on tour in France.

After its New York runs in February 2018 and January 2019, the play Pollock, written by Fabrice Melquiot and directed by Paul Desveaux, with Jim Fletcher and Michelle Stern will tour the Normandie region, France, first at Theatre l'Etincelle in Rouen on April 24-25, 2019, then at Theatre Le Rayon Vert in Saint-Valéry-en-Caux on April 30, 2019.

In the play Pollock, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. Pollock translated into English by Kenneth Casler & Miriam Heard, explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Michelle Stern); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter.

More information and videos are available here.


The production Pollock by Compagnie L'héliotrope- Paul Desveaux in New York was co-presented by Abrons Arts Center and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. 

In the theater field, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy aims to highlight the work of French playwrights – both in French and English translation – for a broad American audience. In recent years, greater attention has been devoted to developing productions of French plays translated to English staged with an American cast, the production Pollock is part of this momentum.

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