Barbara Schulz to Star in LES CORRESPONDANCES DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE for FIAF, 10/24
Evelyne Lever (Adaptor/Author): Evelyne Lever is a leading French historian and author of seven books, including Madame de Pompadour, Philippe Egalité, Louis XVIII, Louis XVI, and Marie-Antoinette, The Last Queen of France. She served as historical consultant on Sofia Coppola's film Marie-Antoinette in 2006. Her adaptation of Marie-Antoinette's letters into a play was first performed as a reading at the Festival de la Correspondance in Grignan, France, in 2007. FTF's production marks the first full theatrical staging of this exciting work.
About The French Theatrical Foundation (FTF): The French Theatrical Foundation (FTF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of French and French-language performing arts. Founded by American producer Ross Mitchell in association with French producer Pascal Legros, FTF brings renowned French performing artists to the United States to present works in French with English supertitles. Its visiting artists also conduct seminars and master classes in universities, high schools and cultural centers in the various cities where its productions are performed. Over the months and years to come, FTF will bring to the United States artistic programs of the highest quality, and representative of the best of current French and French-language theatre, music, and dance. www.frenchtheatre.org
About the The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York's premiere French cultural and language center. FIAF's mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.www.fiaf.org
The show is set for Thursday, October 24 at 8pm at FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), NYC. Admission: $30 for FIAF Members and $40 for Non-Members. Information: fiaf.org | 212 355 6100. Transportation: Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R, and W at 59th Street: F at 63rd Street; Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street.