Already closed | 1h 10m | Brooklyn

Savannah Bay

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About the show

Paris' Théâtre de l’Atelier brings this New York Premiere by feminist writer Marguerite Duras to the 2015 Next Wave Festival where two women, in the half-light of memory, form a bond in the space left by forgetting. More…

Two women in a pristine white room: one young, one old. “Who was she?” one asks the other, referring to a third who had long ago met a boy, fallen in love, and bore his child before promptly drowning herself. Unfolding in the melancholic half-light of memory, this Paris production brings the play’s lyrical dialogue to life, creating an impressionistic tapestry of loneliness and connection. The play is performed in French with English subtitles.

1h 10m | Already closed | BAM - Fishman Space (Brooklyn)

November 12th, 2015
"Ponderous. Obscure. Pretentious. French. Any and all of those adjectives could be aptly applied to 'Savannah Bay…' Ms. Mnich and Ms. Vialle — clearly actors of considerable talent — perform with a conviction that almost persuades you something interesting is taking place onstage…'Savannah Bay' e...
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March 21st, 2014
for a previous production "While I did not find the play or the production of it to be a gripping and ultimately unforgettable one, I did revel in the fact that it is intriguing and definitely not paint-by-the-numbers. Didier Bezace's direction allows for an intimate production that's well-suited to such an intimate play....
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March 20th, 2014
for a previous production "The two actresses are remarkable in their transparency and truthfulness. Director Bezace has managed to brilliantly focus the intersection of reality and theatricality...This is a work that demands attentiveness, but, if you accept its invitation, offers an evocative evening of theatre, full of ...
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March 22nd, 2014
for a previous production "Directed with an aesthetic, poignant eye by Didier Bezace, 'Savannah Bay' offers the audience not so much a story as a fragment, radiant and evocative but dominated more by illusion than truth...Duras’s play does not unfold dramatically as much as lyrically, taking us into the heart of this inti...
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