Eddie Izzard to Perform a 'Force Majeure' in 3 Languages, 3/28
Eddie Izzard 'Force Majeure' to present A Preview Presentation in 3 Languages Friday, March 28, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; 7pm: in German; 8pm: in French; 9pm: in English, followed by a talk back at Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Auditorium, 53 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Eddie Izzard is planning to stage a landmark version of Force Majeure in Normandy, France, performing the entire show in German, French, and then English. On Friday March 28 he will share a preview presentation with Yale.
Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever; launched in March of 2013, the tour will take Izzard to 25 countries on five continents. From Cardiff to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The Far East and Australia. Izzard recently completed runs in France performing entirely in French and in Berlin performing entirely in German.
One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard's unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
On TV, Izzard most recently guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC. He starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the final season of Showtime's United States of Tara, and his 2010 documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nomination.
His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Thirteen and Ocean's Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
Open To: General Public
Admission: Free but register in advance
Ticket/Registration Info: Reservations available starting 3/24, use the link above
Sponsor(s): Sponsored by the Yale College Dean's Office and the Whitney Humanities Center