Oscar Nominee Emmanuelle Riva to Star in French-Language Savannah Bay in Paris and Washington, D.C.

News   Oscar Nominee Emmanuelle Riva to Star in French-Language Savannah Bay in Paris and Washington, D.C. Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva will star in Marguerite Duras' Savannah Bay, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The production, which marks Riva's return to the stage after more than ten years, will open in Paris in February 2014 at the Théâtre de l'Atelier prior to a run at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Set to play the Kennedy Center March 19-22, the production, which will be part of the World Stages festival, will be performed in French with English supertitles.

Riva will co-star with French actress Anne Consigny in Duras' play, which the Los Angeles Times describes as telling "the story of a young woman's search for the truth about her mother's death through a long conversation with an elderly woman, during which memory mingles with fiction." 

Riva's last stage appearance was in a 2001 production of Medea at the Festival d'Avignon. Her film credits include "Hiroshima Mon Amour," "Is There a Frenchman in the House?" and "Amour."

Savannah Bay marks a reunion for Riva and Duras: "Hiroshima Mon Amour" was written by Duras and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Visit kennedy-center.org for more information.

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