“Seuls en Scène” Princeton French Theater Festival

Astrid Bayiha in “Angela Davis une histoire des Etats-Unis.” (Photo by Jeremie Levy). 

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène will present the 11th edition of Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival, which will take place September 9 to 23 at venues across the University’s campus. Most performances will be in French, and several will include English subtitles. All are free and open to the public. 

The festival is organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and artistic director of L’Avant-Scène. The event is presented in collaboration with the 51st Edition of Festival d’Automne in Paris. 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to resume the festival in-person after virtual editions in 2020 and 2021,” said Masse. “This year we’ll present compelling recent works of contemporary French theater, highlighting diversity and female artists, and extending invitations to artists hailing from the Francophone world, all the while celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary!”

Although all of the events are free to attend, advance tickets are required and available through University ticketing online (https://tickets.princeton.edu/Online/default.asp) or at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Per University policy, all guests must be fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative and be prepared to show proof if asked. It is also suggested that attendees wear a mask for indoor performances.