Whittier College News Release
Whittier College Celebrates National French Week
WHAT: Marguerite Duras’ La Musica Deuxieme, performed in French.
WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12
The Ruth B. Shannon Center
for the Performing Arts at Whittier
COST: Free, but tickets are required.
ADD: The first act of Marguerite Duras’ two-character play was written originally for British television; she wrote the second and more dramatic act 20 years later. Directed by André Nerman, who stars with his wife, Maxens Nerman, the play begins on a summer night in the Hotel de France in Evreux, where a couple has come together for the last time to finalize their divorce. Author Duras won France’s most prestigious literary prize in 1984 for her novel L’Amant (The Lover), a torrid, semi-autobiographical story of a poor French girl’s love affair with the son of a rich Vietnamese landowner’s son. Duras was born in Indonesia and spent much of her childhood in colonial Vietnam.
The production is part of the college’s celebration of National French Week, Nov. 7–14, and is being sponsored in part by the American Association of Teachers of French and the Southern California branch of the American Association of Teachers of French.
For tickets and information, call the Shannon Center Box Office at
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