There’s this Edward Hopper painting that I love. Edward Hopper painted it in 1929, and he called it “Chop Suey.” Every time I lay my eyes on it, I think about Chicago in the early 1930’s. I can hear the jazz…And this woman on the painting weaves a thread between me and her. What if she became alive?
The play is a surreal story written by Francoise Cadol, an actress and a writer who lives in Paris. She put together her own compagny, the Compagnie Francoise Cadol. She enjoys the presence of inspiration from other arts in her own literary work. The show will thus include live jazz improvisation and classic tunes onstage.
2005 French Cultures Festival official event.
Alfred: Pierre-Olivier Ariston
Marion: Hermine Bénard
Alicia: Sylvia Paredes
Liz: Clara Ploux
Voice of the rhythm: Caleb Comstock
Voice of the saxophone: Alex Jones
Voice of the piano: Anthony Varner
Costume designer: Danielle Chopra
Set designer: Véronique Schlumberger
Lights and sound technician: Pascal Ploux
Subtitles designer: Thierry Danard
Subtitles editor and projector: Véronique Schlumberger
Photographer: Carl Fehres
Graphic and web designer: Rosella Pessin
Video: Luc Schlumberger