FEBRUARY 16 – 18
8 PM AND 11 PM
Address: 217 Park St, New Haven, CT
Box Office:(203) 432-1566
Directed by Elizabeth Dinkova
Written by Marion Aubert
Translated by Erik Butler and Kimberly Jannarone
It’s World War Two, and across France, people are joining the Resistance. Simon, his family, and his lovers are all fighting for all the wrong reasons in this absurdist farce full of hidden desires, hidden secrets, and hidden Jews.
In an era of unprecedented isolationism, nationalism, and xenophobia, this first-ever American production of a French modern masterpiece challenges us to connect across continents and bridge political and geographical divides. A wickedly funny sucker-punch of a play, Débâcles rolls around in our dirtiest, darkest impulses, and asks what truly drives us to take up arms.