Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 at 8pm
Acclaimed French actress Fanny Ardant makes her NY stage debut in an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ short story La Maladie de la mort. In this one-woman show, Ardant plays a prostitute speaking directly to a man who has paid her to spend several days with him. The man suffers from an illness— he is incapable of loving or being loved.
This production comes to New York following a successful run at Paris’ Théâtre de la Madeleine last summer.
One of France’s leading actresses of film and theater, Fanny Ardant has appeared in more than 40 films and was awarded the César for Best Actress in 1997. This is a rare opportunity to see her on stage in the Unites States.
“Submit to the commanding charms of an actress whose intelligence we love, and here, the ironic restraint and precision of character.” Le Figaro
In French with English supertitles
Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street
Book at www.ticketmaster
May 1 - Callas Forever
May 8 - 8 femmes / Eight Women
May 15 - Ridicule
May 22 - La Vie est un roman / Life is a Bed of Roses
May 29 - La Femme d’à côté / The Woman Next Door
May 29 - Vivement dimanche / Confidentially Yours
Go to www.fiaf.org