Opium _37 by Catherine Léger Translated by Leanna Brodie
On the eve of World War II, in a Parisian café, Anaïs Nin and June Miller meet again after spending years—and an entire ocean—apart. They share the space with some of Paris’s notorious and eccentric artists: an orchestra of contrasting voices, wickedly funny and unexpectedly violent, reflecting on art and misery, creativity and identity, female sexuality and power. Inspired by the lives of Nin, Miller, and Antonin Artaud,
Catherine Léger explores the language of power and the place of art in the lives of its creators and the world around them.
Keywords: thirties, 1930s, Paris, Left Bank, café society, Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller, Artaud, plays by women, café society, Bohemian Paris
Year Printed: 2013
First produced in 2008 at Théâtre de Quat'Sous, Montréal, QC.
Translation of a play by Leanna Brodie
Running TIme: 80 minutes
Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 5