Solo artist Susan Miller's award-winning show, My Left Breast, will visit the City of Lights for an unlimited run in the show's French premiere, beginning Oct. 6. Miller won't star in the piece this time, however. French actress Michele Simonnet stars in the piece, to be directed by Philippe Noel. Simonnet and her son, Aliex Manuel, translated Miller's drama, which won an Obie Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (for Best Play Written by a Woman in the English Language). Breast deals with Miller's mastectomy, which she uses "as a metaphor for resilience, demonstrating that life's losses not only define but redeem us." For the record, Miller describes herself as, "a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian mom."
Susan Miller's My Left Breast , which debuted at the Humana Festival in Louisville, KY, will make its French premiere (under the title "Mon Sein Gauche") at Le Foyer-Theatre Du Palais Royal for an unlimited run beginning Oct. 6.