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Sami Frey
Premier Amour

Friday, April 9, 2010 at 8pm
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm

Florence Gould Hall

 
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"Sami Frey inhabits Beckett’s text so organically, with such musicality, that its every nuance is imprinted on the listener. Saying that Sami Frey offers us an exceptional moment with this Premier Amour is an understatement."Le Monde

"Sami Frey’s unique voice, Beckett’s midnight ink, this sweet chant, the images and words that recur again and again—they are very beautiful and cast a strong spell. We are both enthralled and totally unmoored."Le Figaro

Celebrated French actor Sami Frey presents Premier Amour, a short story by renowned Irish avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett. Originally written in French, Premier Amour tells the emotional tale of a soulless narrator discovered by a prostitute on a park bench after becoming homeless, and the relationship that unfolds after their encounter.

Hailed by audiences in Paris, Frey now brings his acclaimed production to New York for just two performances!

In French
with English supertitles

Running Time
1 hour 20 minutes

Ticket Prices
FIAF Members $40
Non-Members $50

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Premier Amour is partly supported by the Laura Pels Foundation.

Special thanks to the Lowell Hotel for its generous support.

FIAF's Spring 2010 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs;
and New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Image: Sami Frey in Premier Amour / © Hélène Bamberger / Cosmos

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