February 26th & 27th : Francis Huster performs Camus’s La Peste
The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
525 Washington Street, Boston
Saturday, February 26 at 8pm & Sunday, February 27 at 3pm
"Mr. Huster doesn’t act. He reaches the extreme limits of transparency. What an astonishing performer! He throws away the act, the costume, with which he has played and used for years with his immense talent; and goes to the essential, the rough diamond of his art." (L’Express Paris)
Renowned French actor and former member of the Comédie Française, Francis Huster is coming to the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University (which opened its doors a few months ago) to present his award-winning adaptation of Nobel Prize Laureate Albert Camus’s La Peste (The Plague). Huster brings to life the principal characters in Camus’s masterpiece in this captivating production that has thrilled audiences and critics around the world.
The Plague, written by Albert Camus and published in 1947, tells the story of medical workers finding solidarity in their labor as the Algerian city of Oran is swept by a plague. It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects a catastrophic event can have on the general public.
Tickets ($35, $15 for students) can be reserved online here.