Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (recently inducted into the American Academy Of Arts and Letters) brings his new theatrical work to New York City June 1-2. The presentation by La Comédie-Française and Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts of The Last Letter, a new play adapted and directed by Wiseman, will play at the Florence Gould Hall then continue its tour through June 23.
Taken from Russian writer Vasily Grossman’s novel "Life and Fate," Last Letter shares a letter written in 1941 by a Russian Jewish doctor to her son. At the time of the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine, she explains things that are going on around her and inside her. French star Catherine Samie stars in the production that will be performed in French with English subtitles.
Last Letter, which ran last year at Paris' Studio-Theatre of La Comédie Française, will play at the Market Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts (June 6-14), and at City Stage in Springfield, MA (June 16-17) before finishing in Illinois at The Shakespeare Theater in Chicago (June 22-23).
For further information and tickets to Last Letter, call the specific venue's phone number below:
Florence Gould Hall in NYC - (212) 355-4160
Market Theater in Cambridge, MA - (617) 576-0808
City Stage in Springfield, MA - (413) 788-7033
The Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, IL - (312) 595-5600 — by Ernio Hernandez