The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line 2012 festival continues this week at Abrons Arts Center with the English Language premiere of Pascal Rambert‘s Love’s End, a story of a couple facing a broken relationship. The couple in question, portrayed by Kate Moran and Obie Winner Jim Fletcher, sit in a bare room, and through separate monologues and physical movement, revisit the unraveling of the relationship. Rambert’s script has been tailored specifically for these two performers.
Rambert started writing and directing his acclaimed work in 1982. In 2006, he was nominated to be the first successor of Bernard Sobel’s Théâtre de Gennevillier, a French National Drama Centre. Program notes describe Love’s End as “an intense and raw investigation into the nature and purpose of human relationships,” or, as we say stateside, breaking up is hard to do.
Pascal Rambert: Love’s End / Abrons Arts Center / October 10 – 13 / 8pm / $20 advance, $30 day of performance **Post-show talk on Friday, October 12