This play is a true story written by Jean Claude Redonnet about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.

A photographer happens to have immortalized the scene of the encounter. Many years later at family dinners, they would show the mythical picture, before narrating once again what had happened on that day of the Great War. What truth was really lying under the shiny surface of their polished narrative? Was the moment of freedom and happiness they had enjoyed the only legacy to be shared with their descendants? 

Redonnet wrote this play to pay homage to them, telling their story in their own words and stepping into their unfinished dialogue.

Directed by Grace Bauer, the play features David Bliss, Shannon Campbell, Caleb Aaron Coulthard, Adam Ferguson, Jessica Rogers and Rocco Tripaldi. Producer: Brent Askari.

About the author: Jean-Claude Redonnet is a French-American cultural historian who has written non-fiction books on the importance of international relations at individual, and collective levels. His most recent contributions to fiction include a series of short plays with a strong intergenerational message, based on the interplay of history, memory and family. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.

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Geno's Rock Club 625 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Rendez-Vous at Moscou by Jean Claude Redonnet at PortFringe Theater Festival

When
June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Where
Geno's Rock Club
625 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

This play is a true story written by Jean Claude Redonnet about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.

A photographer happens to have immortalized the scene of the encounter. Many years later at family dinners, they would show the mythical picture, before narrating once again what had happened on that day of the Great War. What truth was really lying under the shiny surface of their polished narrative? Was the moment of freedom and happiness they had enjoyed the only legacy to be shared with their descendants? 

Redonnet wrote this play to pay homage to them, telling their story in their own words and stepping into their unfinished dialogue.

Directed by Grace Bauer, the play features David Bliss, Shannon Campbell, Caleb Aaron Coulthard, Adam Ferguson, Jessica Rogers and Rocco Tripaldi. Producer: Brent Askari.

About the author: Jean-Claude Redonnet is a French-American cultural historian who has written non-fiction books on the importance of international relations at individual, and collective levels. His most recent contributions to fiction include a series of short plays with a strong intergenerational message, based on the interplay of history, memory and family. He lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Click here for more information about tickets and here for moreinformation about the play

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