English-speaking Paris

Many American residents joined nearly a thousand Parisians as they marched near the city’s iconic Eiffel Tower demonstrating their worries about Trump’s agenda. The march was organized by an informal Facebook goup “Paris Against Trump.” Carrying signs saying such things as “Hate Won’t Make America Great” “We are better than this” and “Ecology Emergency: Politicians Wakeup” several of the American demonstrators said that they were still shocked by Trump winning the election. One spokesman for the group who is French said in an interview with “FranceInfo” that the idea of demonstrating came together spontaneously.  “our objective is to communicate to the French that the consequences of this election will be felt all over the world.”

Paris actress Vivienne Vermes impersonates Queen Elizabeth II discussing BREXIT. The spoof was written and acted by Vermes and filmed by friends using a Samsung 6. Very drole… check her out //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSy8iAbk6kI

San Francisco theater company Word for Word will perform the story “All Aunt Hagar’s Children,” by Edward P. Jones  (March 27 & 28 at 8PM) Jones evokes a neighborhood of vivid characters, telling a story set in 1950s Washington D.C. about the strength of family and the choices that shape our lives. At the American School of Paris in Saint-Cloud. 41, rue Pasteur St. Cloud. Word for Word Performing Arts Company is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Founded in 1993 by Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Word for Word believes in the power of the short story to provide solace, compassion, and insight into our daily lives.

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic correspondent for “The Irish Times” discusses the challenges for Ireland in post-Brexit Europe (Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm). Free admission, reservations recommended. Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais 75005 Paris

The Tower Theatre Company returns to Paris performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare (June 6 – 11, 2017)  at the Théâtre de Verdure, Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan, Bois de Boulogne. More information in English and French about performances, on-line booking instructions and directions to the theatre are also available at //www.towertheatre.org.uk/index.htm

Book Events Shakespeare Writer, poet and essayist Kapka Kassabova (March 13, 7PM) discusses her timely and fascinating new work “Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe.”  Celebrated and controversial writer Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses his new book “Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game” (March 28, 7PM)  Shakespeare and Co, 37, rue du la Bucherie, Paris 75005

Moving Parts play readings in English: Debra Wiess, “Flotsam and Jetsam”  (April 2); Gail Noyer,  “Voltaire’s Revolution” (April 23);  Alan Wagner, “80s Alive”  (May 7); Patti Cassidy, “Unmasked” (May 21); Charles Borkhuis “Flipperman” (June 18); Stuart Caldwell, “Perfect Women” (July 2).  All readings at 7:30PM, City27 at 27 cité industrielle, 75011 Paris. Métro : Voltaire. Info contact Stephanie : movingpartsparis@gmail.com