Our next French Night at the Cornelia Street Cafe will take place on the 9th of May from 6 pm to 8pm and will be dedicated to theater. We will be reading both in French and in English an entire one-act play, named Gzion.
Gzion is a « space drama » written by Hervé Blutsch and published in 2010, by Editions Théâtrales. The three main characters are Captain York, Lieutenant Turt and Sergeant Ptol. They are in their Gzion spaceship, somewhere in the outer space. It appears, though discussed in a very farcical way, that they have been lost for years. According to their on-board computer « their chance of survival is zero point zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero one ». Sergeant Ptol’s suddenly appearance as a bear changes the comical farce into a cruel tragedy.
This one act play was translated into English this last fall by Sophia Tejeiro, a NYU French studies graduate student specializing in literary translation
The reading will be lead by Édouard Signolet – a French director who will come to New York this spring to work on the play.
Join us for our strange and funny sixth French night