09 Jul Belleville – Presented by Progressive Theatre
Aug. 25 – Aug. 26, 2017
From the award-winning playwright of 4,000 miles, Belleville tells the story of Zack and Abby, two young Americans living in an apartment in Paris above their landlords, Alioune and Amina, a French-Senegalese couple. Zack works for Doctors Without Borders and Abby shops in the French market and teaches yoga. They seem to live in a picturesque, bohemian, ex-pat paradise, until Abby comes home early one afternoon, tipping off an unraveling of secrets. Racial and class tensions come to the fore as the couples’ lives intersect and Abby and Zack struggle to address what lies beneath the surface of their idealistic marriage.
“Ms. Herzog’s thrillingly good play, confirms her reputation as one of the brightest new talents in the theater. It is rare for a young playwright to be in such confident command of all the theater’s resources as Ms. Herzog is here […] among the most suspenseful plays I’ve seen in years.”
– The New York Times