Leslie Caron Closes As Colette at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre, Sept. 3

News   Leslie Caron Closes As Colette at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre, Sept. 3 Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre closes its final show of the summer season, Colette, on Sept. 3. Leslie Caron stars in the one-woman reading based on the life of French author, Colette.

Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre closes its final show of the summer season, Colette, on Sept. 3. Leslie Caron stars in the one-woman reading based on the life of French author, Colette.

Caron is famous for her title role in the 1958 Academy Award- winning Best Picture, "Gigi," which was also written by Colette. Having started performances Sept. 1, she will have performed three evening shows of Colette in all.

Colette features the fascinating and provocative French novelist's life told in her own words. "She'll be reading from Colette's book, 'Earthly Paradise,' " a theatre source told Playbill On-Line, "which covers her life from youth to old age." Born Sidonie Gabrielle Colette in 1873, the French author wrote right up to her death in 1954.

With its current season, White Barn celebrates 53 years of theatre in Westport, Connecticut. The White Barn was founded in 1947 by the late Lucille Lortel, who served as founder-artistic director from 1947 1999.

-- By Murdoch McBride