LA FOLIE (World Premiere) by Heloise Wilson
“In 1962 in Nanterre, a city 6 miles from Paris, there were around 17 slums. Ten thousand people from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, and Portugal were living without electricity, heat and water in less than one square mile for about 20 years. The slum was named after a nearby transition called La Folie — which translates to insanity.” Deftly plotted with a mixture of personal interviews and heart-wrenching slices of life, La Folie shows us the struggle of displaced people living with great grace, pride, and rage. Each generation must reckon with its own sense of identity and responsibility — to help those in need, or protect what we deem as our own interests. In this place or from this place, the playwright tells the story of some things that did happen and some things that could have happened in La Folie. Directed by Laura Tesman.
May 1, 2018
7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
The Black Lady Theatre
750 Nostrand Ave at Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Students $12, Seniors $15, General Admission $18