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SORRY ANGEL

In the art-for-art’s-sake world of Christophe Honoré and his characters—gay men in love with love and the legends of representation that give their at-risk lives sense, sensibility, and station—matters of love, life, death are navigated through a filter of literature and performance, and this combination of high art and pop sentimentality brings solace.

In PLAIRE, AIMER ET COURIR VITE / SORRY ANGEL—now playing at the Nuart—the brief 1990s encounter of Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) is haunted by the long shadows and quotations of some of the writers Honoré recently celebrated in his stage piece Les IdolesBernard-Marie Koltès, Hervé Guibert—supplemented by queer icons and allies Jean Genet, Isabelle Huppert, Robert Wilson, Walt Whitman, W.H. Auden, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Jacques, not willing to undergo yet another course of AIDS treatment, is reaching the end of his story just as Arthur—like Honoré, a transplant from the provinces—is beginning his. With a little help from his idols, Jacques can put Arthur on the path to become a proper young Parisian.

SORRY ANGEL

Through March 21.

Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

From top: Pierre Deladonchamps (foreground) and Vincent Lacoste in Sorry Angel; Deladonchamps; Deladonchamps and Lacoste; Lacoste.

CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ — LES IDOLES

LES IDOLESChristopher Honoré’s new evening-length theater piece dedicated to his cultural heroes lost in the AIDS epidemic—celebrates the lives and work of Hervé Guibert, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Serge Daney, Cyril Collard, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Jacques Demy.

The cast includes Youssouf Abi-Ayad (Koltès), Harrison Arévalo (Collard), Jean-Charles Clichet (Daney), Marina Foïs (Guibert), Julien Honoré (Lagarce), and Marlène Saldana (Demy), with the participation of Teddy Bogaert and Aurélien Gschwind (Bambi Love).

LES IDOLES

Through February 1.

Odéon

Place de l’Odéon, 6th, Paris.

Les Idoles production photographs © Jean-Louis Fernandez, courtesy the photographer and the Odéon, 2018.

ADAM LINDER — THE WANT

Inspired by the Bernard-Marie Koltès play In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (1986), choreographer Adam Linder has created a new opera, THE WANT, with music by Ethan Braun and a libretto in co-operation with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer.

The work premieres this week in Berlin, and will open in Hamburg in January. The cast of singers, actors, and dancers includes Jess Gadani, Justin F. Kennedy, Jasmine Orpilla, and Roger Sala Reyner.

THE WANT—Premiere

Thursday through Saturday, December 13, 14, and 15, at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, December 16, at 7 pm.

Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin.

 

THE WANT

Thursday through Saturday, January 10, 11, and 12, at 8 pm.

Kampnagel, K1, Jarrestrasse 20, Hamburg.

Adam Linder, The Want (2018). Photographs by Andrea Rossetti.

Images courtesy the artists and Hebbel am Ufer.