Luciole International Theatre has asked me to direct a reading of Florian Zeller’s The Father (translated by Christopher Hampton) as part of the French Culture Festival. The play is a lyrical, alternately sweet and scary play about Alzheimer’s, from the viewpoint of an older man suffering with it. His relationship with his daughter and other caretakers seems to be an ever changing and fluid roller coaster of emotion and perception.
As some of you may know, my own father suffered from dementia in the last couple of years of his life. It was a difficult and delicate situation and a daily challenge for those of us in his life.
I’m delighted that Charlie Bailey, Jennifer Doctorovich, Rachel Ollagnon, Jon Egging, and Heidi Hinkel have all agreed to do this lovely but challenging project. The above photo was taken by Pin Lim. Clara Ploux, the Artistic Director of Luciole, is designing projections and sound, so it will be a bit more ambitious than the average reading.
Hope those of you in town for the festival will make the effort to see this worthy show. It performs in Theater 1 at the MATCH, in mid-town Houston, on Saturday 3/24/18, at
For ticket information, please go to the MATCH website: