Play: Pour un oui ou pour un non
✨ONSITE LIVE PERFORMANCE: POUR UN OUI OU POUR UN NON by French playwright Nathalie Sarraute ✨
Note: The play will be performed entirely in French without translation
6 performances at the Alliance Française:
November 11, 12, 18 and 19 - December 2 and 3
In French without translation
“In a concentrated action, where all that matters is what is left unsaid, two characters face off, taking turns being the dominant and the
dominated, two friends quarrel - perhaps - “for a yes or for a no.”
The tension that exists under the smallest words, the physiological and psychic movements under the surface communicate to the public a feeling of unease and at the same time fascinate them.
Because this dispute is ours, these words, we have pronounced them, these silences, we have heard them.
A whole repressed past is emerging, an unconscious depth, and aggressive impulses. Through words we tear ourselves apart, and we tear others apart. But silence is worse.”
“It is a merciless struggle. A fight to the death.”
A word on the author: Sarraute’s entire oeuvre is dedicated to the exploration of minute, ephemeral movements of feeling at
the very limits of consciousness.
These she called “tropisms,” a term that provided the title of her first book of short sketches or prose poems.
In the works that followed, Sarraute showed the tropisms at work in the wider scope of the novel form, creating slow-motion close-ups that dramatize and enormously enlarge —often with comic effect— the virtual dramas latent in ephemeral flickers of feeling.
📆 When? Friday, November 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (the play lasts approximately 60 minutes, without intermission)
📍 Where? Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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