Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is pleased to present in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles, the play about the life of the famous architect, Le Corbusier, "Une Nuit Radieuse" on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Additional La Francophonie events at TRK in March include Paris-based sextet Les Yeux Noirs In Concert, bringing an infectious Gypsy-Klezmer-Yiddish meld of music to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 7, 2015. TRK's monthlong local 2015 Celebration of La Francophonie also includes the sixth annual installment of A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with FREE nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophonic films, from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21, 2015. Furthermore, the American artist Carol Bishop will exhibit Le Corbusier and the Modernist Legacy, a series of photo-paintings that highlight Le Corbusier's iconic structures. The works will be on view from Monday, March 16 to Monday, March 23, 2015 in the courtyard in front of the theater prior to TRK's La Francophonie events.
Une Nuit Radieuse
Une Nuit Radieuse (A Radiant Night), by Jean Winiger, is a play about the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, which takes place in India. Le Corbusier, played by the author (Winiger), was working on his last big project in Chandigarh, when a young architect comes to him. This inspiring meeting starts a conversation about the life of this philosopher, artist, and lecturer who left his print on modern architecture.
In addition to Winiger as Le Corbusier, the cast includes Los Angeles dancer Isaac Huerta and Philippe Thonner, who plays the young architect. Winiger has incorporated text, sketches, and materials left behind by Le Corbusier, a selection of which are projected on two onstage screens, to create this one of a kind play.