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Belleville, Spring 2017

By University Theater on February 12, 2017
Actor watches listens to actress speak as they sit on a couch Actor watches listens to actress speak as they sit on a couch
Actor laying in bed while looking at a laptop Actor laying in bed while looking at a laptop
Conversation between two seated actors and one standing Conversation between two seated actors and one standing
Two actors on a couch with one making a surprised and disgusted look as the other prepares something on the coffee table Two actors on a couch with one making a surprised and disgusted look as the other prepares something on the coffee table
Two actors lounge on a couch, one blowing smoke from his nose Two actors lounge on a couch, one blowing smoke from his nose
Female actress with kerchief on covering her hair Female actress with kerchief on covering her hair
Actor and actress on a couch; she's holding a stuffed animal and they're exchanging something with their hands Actor and actress on a couch; she's holding a stuffed animal and they're exchanging something with their hands
Actress poses with her hands on her hips Actress poses with her hands on her hips
Two actresses talk, while one looks surprised at an object she's picked up. Two actresses talk, while one looks surprised at an object she's picked up.
Actor seated on a coach speaks as the actress next to him listens. Faces from the audience are visible in the background Actor seated on a coach speaks as the actress next to him listens. Faces from the audience are visible in the background
Female actress in a sweatshirt sits in an empty bathtub as the actor in the background appears to light a smoking apparatus. Female actress in a sweatshirt sits in an empty bathtub as the actor in the background appears to light a smoking apparatus.
Standing actor and actress appear to be arguing Standing actor and actress appear to be arguing
Actor walking into a room looking delighted, while the female actress in the room looks shocked. Actor walking into a room looking delighted, while the female actress in the room looks shocked.
Female actress seated on a couch Female actress seated on a couch
Actor talks on a cell phone while leaning against the wall Actor talks on a cell phone while leaning against the wall
Members of the audience of the play, including Professor Adrian Giurgea Members of the audience of the play, including Professor Adrian Giurgea

Belleville, by Amy Herzog, a full length drama brings to life young Americans Zack, and Abby, who have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in the up-and- coming neighborhood of Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack’s noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack, at home one afternoon when he’s supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundations of their seemingly beautiful life.

Starring Fiona A. Boateng, Jonathan Burton, Tariro Chinyanganya, and Abdel Aziz B. Sanogo. Belleville is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

  • Directed by: Adrian Giurgea
  • Scenic Design by: Marjorie Kellogg
  • Costume Design by: Fiona A. Boateng
  • Lighting Design by: Haoqi Xia
  • Technical Direction by: Joel Morain

“Belleville” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


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