José Amador guest curates our Spring Salon: The Plague, an adaptation of Camus’ novel by Maureen Heberden.
With this adaptation of Camus’ novel, the playwright sought to salute the author’s own looking towards the classic Greek structure (as well as respect the integrity of the initial piece in the process).
Playwright and dramaturg Maurine Heberden, a 2014 graduate of Western Washington University, is a bilingual playwright and dramaturg located in Bellingham, having moved there from France in 2010. She translates her plays from English to French, and vice-versa. This tendency to adopt both languages as instruments to her writing grew with the completion of her first full-length translation and adaptation of The Plague, by Albert Camus, into a five-act play. The play received its first staged reading at Western Washington University.
DR. BERNARD RIEUX, General practitioner – Cole Hornaday
JEAN TARROU, Tourist, chronicler – Christine White
COTTARD (contrebandist – Philip Keiman
JOSEPH GRAND, Civil servant, aspiring – John Clark
RAYMON RAMBERT, Parisian journalist – Alissa Cattabriga
CHORUS: José Amador, Joseph Lavy, Annie Paladino, Henry James Walker
ABOUT THE SUNDAY SALONS
APL casts actors to read classic and/or provocative plays we want to engage as thinking artists but aren’t likely to bring to stage in full production. Anyone interested in the play or its context can join us. Each Salon is a unique, dynamic assembly of artists, intellectuals, provocateurs, friends, and family. We read, drink, eat, and — with minimal moderation — let discussion go where it will.
Salons are potluck. Please bring a dish and/or drink to share. Theme according to the play… or not!
FOR YOUR COMFORT
Seating is ample, but feel free to bring a cushion if you prefer the (hardwood) floor.
Our location has a lot of stairs to navigate (15 just to enter) and, unfortunately, no current access options to avoid them.
4:00pm Arrivals. Mingling and food/drinks.
5:15-5:30pm Reading begins, to be followed by discussion.
10:00pm End time is a best guess. Leave when you need to; we allow the discussion to run its course.
This play contains mature themes that may provoke, shock and disturb. Not suitable for children.
NOTE TO OUR ACTORS WHO ARE READING
We will distribute the play digitally. Please bring your own printed copy or a device to view the file. Wifi onsite.