Belleville by Amy Herzog
Pulitzer finalist author of 4000 Miles
Directed by M. Graham Smith
Starring: Alisha Ehrlich, Nkechi Emeruwa, Justin Gillman+*, Nicolas Sweeney
+ member, Actors Equity Association *member, Custom Made Theatre Co.
Young Americans Zack and Abby have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack’s noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he’s supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life. The relationship is shown in contrast to their Sengegalese-born, but younger, landlords, who have struggled their whole lives to have what Abby and Zack take for granted. A tense and claustrophobic thriller, Belleville slowly raises the threat of violence until it explodes into a cacophonous and bloody conclusion.
Creative team: Carlos Aceves, Jon Bailey*, Chrissy Curl, Maddie Gaw, Richard Gutierrez, Beth Hall*, Brooke Jennings *, Maxx Kurzunski*, Lisa Anne Porter, Kitty Torres, Wesley Rou, Ryan Lee Short*, Benjamin Shiu
The Bay Area Francisco Premiere of Amy Herzog’s tense thriller.
Two young Americans abroad, a seemingly perfect marriage, what could go wrong?
Beginning Jan 4th!