The 2015-2016 World Stage series at The Kennedy Center began last weekend with a production of “Seuls,” written, directed and performed by Wajdi Mouawad, born in Lebanon, raised in Canada and now residing in Paris. This one-man show was in French with English sub-titles. I have to say I found the show complex—easy to follow for the first half, but a bit complicated at the end. But, honestly, it was so well performed that I couldn’t stop thinking about it long afterwards. Mouawad plays Michael who is writing a thesis on Robert LePage and at the same time, having issues with his father. “Seuls” is just the first of six productions in The Kennedy Center’s World Stage series which brings leading companies of artists from the U.S. and abroad in theatre, music dance and more. For information and tickets to upcoming shows, call 202-467-4600 and check the website at www.kennedy-center.org.
Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.