Cris - A War Tragedy


Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St.

Presented by: Romance Languages and Literatures & Theater, Dance & Media
Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Cris - A War Tragedy (in French with English supertitles)

Laurent Gaudé’s "Cris" (2001) is a polyphonic narrative that plunges into the trenches of World War I to trace the anguish of enlisted men of all ranks. Jules, Marius, Boris, Ripoll, Rénier, Barboni, M’Bossolo and their fellow soldiers struggle to survive the horrors of war while retaining their humanity. Through their voices — their "cris" — Gaudé gives us a striking and poetic picture of the madness of combat, the dehumanization of war, and the devouring violence of history.

Directed by Sylvaine Guyot (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theater, Dance & Media) in the tradition of physical theater, the adaptation of Gaudé’s novel will be performed in French with English supertitles. Starring Constance Bourguignon, Will Finigan, Isaac Grafstein, Emma Kagan-Moore, Katherine Miclau, Mengting Qiu, Kristina Madjoska, Elaine Spencer and Eunice Wong.

French 148c is a Romance Languages and Literatures / Theater, Dance & Media course at Harvard University.

This event is made possible by The Elson Family Arts Initiative.