Set in 1962 Paris, La Rue des Faux tells the story of David, a young American, who chooses to deny his love for Giovanni and finds himself grappling with the consequences of his decision.
Stage Manager Nora Berger-Green
Original Music written & performed by Nawi Avila & Tim Prough
Movement Consultant Robin Patchefsky
Production Manager Perry Fertig
Lighting Design Laura Wentz
Kevin Glaccum Guillaume
Tim Heidecker .David
McKenna Kerrigan ..Hella
Jeff Marsh ...Madam Clothilde
Tyler Melchior .Jacques
Lorraine Osinski ..Sue
Erwin Thomas .Giovanni
and featuring Richard Robinson & Char Vandermeer
"James Baldwin wrote Giovanni's Room in 1955. Initially, the book wasn't published in the United States because it's about 'two men and their erotic affair.' To me, the novel was not about sex. After eight readings, it was still not about sex. This adaptation follows suit with that idea. What this play is about is telling the truth - not simply to others, but to oneself."
- Director's notes by Raelle Myrick-Hodges