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By Suzanne Trauth

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Françoise Bollinger is eighty and ill. Confronted with her mortality, she is frightened to die with a terrible sin on her conscience. While grappling with her past to find forgiveness for her actions, she relives the summer of 1944 in Nice, France. Françoise remembers studying dance with one of Isadora Duncan’s protégées; falling in love with Christian, a young German soldier, sharing his passion for the poetry of Rilke and sharing her passion for dance. Now sixty years later, as she faces the end of her life, Françoise conjures up Christian, Isadora Duncan, and a younger version of herself, struggling to navigate between the two worlds of past and present. A compassionate doctor and troubled granddaughter are her only companions as she searches for the redemption she needs before dying.

Kathleen Chalfant* as Françoise Bollinger
Hillary Spector as Isadora Duncan
Stephen Bienskie as Dr. John Marbury
Christina Toth as Young Françoise Bollinger
Timothy Sekk as Christian Paul
Lizzie Fox as Joanna Bollinger
Christopher Domig* as Pierre Lanier

Friday February 27, 2015
Hosted by
A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP:
Suggested donation of $10 to go towards further Nora’s Playhouse programming.

A.I.R. Gallery has been advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972. While at the gallery we hope you will enjoy the 2015 A.I.R. National Artists Exhibition, Transformed Viewpoints, an energetic reflection of the face of today’s feminism across the U.S.

*Appears curtesy of Actor’s Equity Association


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