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Jun 17
Jean-Michel Pilc at the Blue Note Blue Note 131 W. 3rd St New York, NY 10012
Jun 19
Gaspard at the Wedding The Avalon Theatre
Jun 19
La Cage aux Folles at Laemmle Theatres Royal 11523 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 Playhouse 7 673 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 Glendale 207 N Maryland Ave Glendale, CA 91206


The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation are pleased to present the 5th edition of French Highlights, a selection of French productions presented by leading cultural institutions including Abrons Arts Center, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival, The Bitter End, Nublu, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In conjunction with New York City winter festivals and APAP Conference, French Highlights features some of France’s most creative jazz and theater artists, with a focus this year on puppetry and contemporary plays. French Highlights is also expanding outside of New York to cover events in Philadelphia during IPAY-International Performing Arts for Youth, and in Chicago during the International Puppet Theater Festival where several French companies will be presented.

Through the lens of performance and music, audiences can engage with French or France-based artists who push the boundaries of aesthetics and personal identity. We sincerely thank all of our partners and sponsors for their commitment to French-American cultural exchange.

We are delighted to, together, foster diversity and inclusion through the performing art.

POLLOCK, written by Fabrice Melquiot and directed by Paul Desveaux
January 4 - 6, Abrons Arts Center - Underground Theater

CHAMBRE NOIRE, directed by Yngvild Aspeli & Paola Rizza
January 10 - 13, Under The Radar Festival - The Public Theater - Martison Theater

FRENCH QUARTER, January 12 - 17, The Bitter End / Zinc Bar / Smalls Jazz Club / Nublu, Followed by performances at L’Astral in Montréal, Canada

IONESCO SUITE, collective work based on texts by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
January 23 - 26, BAM Fishman Space

A LETTER FOR ELENA, directed by Christophe Garcia & Erika Tremblay-Roy
January 16, IPAY-International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2019, Suzanne Roberts Theatre

OH BOY!, directed by Olivier Letellier
January 17, IPAY-International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2019, PLAYS & PLAYERS Theater


January 18 & 19 : Chambre Noire, directed by Yngvild Aspeli & Paola Rizza - Plexus Polaire

January 21 - 23, Tria Fata, Compagnie La Pendue

January 23 - 27, L’Après-midi d’un foehn, Phia Menard, Compagnie Non Nova