Neurologist Oliver Sacks has become famous to larger audiences thanks to his books, among which are the best-sellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Awakenings inspired playwright Harold Pinter for his play A Kind of Alaska and has also been adapted into a movie starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat has been adapted into an opera by Michael Nyman and also into a play by director Peter Brook under the title The Man Who. The play received its American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1995. Brook is now bringing his adaptation of Sacks' best-seller to French audiences.
The French version of The Man Who opened on Oct. 25 at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord for a limited run of 50 performances only. Directed by Peter Brook, the play stars Maurice Benichou, Sotigui Kouyate, Bruce Myers and Yoshi Oida.
For ticket and informations on L'homme Qui at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, call 331 46 07 34 50. Runs until Dec. 31. No performance on Dec. 25.
-- By Stephane Ly-Cuong