Théâtre de Paris to Premiere Carey Perloff's KINSHIP, Starring Isabelle Adjani, Beginning 10/21

Théâtre de Paris to Premiere Carey Perloff's KINSHIP, Starring Isabelle Adjani, Beginning 10/21

Théâtre de Paris, one of France's most acclaimed theater companies, will present the world premiere of Carey Perloff's KINSHIP beginning October 21, 2014. Starring five-time César Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee, Isabelle Adjani, KINSHIP tells the story of a forty-something married newspaper editor who falls in love with a younger man whom she has hired as a reporter at her paper. Their relationship evolves from a passionate, ecstatic mutual fixation to a fraught complicated power play, as She tries to contain her feelings within the boundaries of her professional landscape, and He struggles to believe that his presence at the paper is not due merely to her infatuation. With a French translation by Severine Magois, KINSHIP is a story of passion and transgression - set against Racine's Phèdre - in which the worlds of intimacy and professionalism are entwined. For more information, visit

Says Perloff: "There is something amazingly fortuitous about KINSHIP having its world premiere in France, and in French, since it uses as its springboard the passions of Racine's Phèdre. I am deeply honored that this magnificent group of artists has committed to giving my play such a powerful first production, and enormously look forward to seeing what they come up with. Please take a field trip to Paris and join me for the opening on October 21!"

Developed at the Perry Mansfield New Works Festival in 2012 (directed by Jonathan Moscone) and New York Stage and Film in 2013 (directed by Maria Mileaf), KINSHIP was read at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2014 and featured Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon and Penny Fuller.

Directed by Julien Collet-Vlaneck, Théâtre de Paris' production of KINSHIP will also star Carmen Maura ("Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "Volver") and French Canadian actor Nils Schneider. The creative team for KINSHIP includes Yves Collet (scenic design), Domenique Borg (costume design), Domenique Brughiere (lighting design), Olivier Schultheis (music) and Severine Magois (translation).

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