NOON DIVIDE by Paul Claudel

A special performance of the play by Paul Claudel

Directed by Stephen Day and Peter Dobbins and Produced by The Storm Theatre in Association with Blackfriars Repertory Theatre

On a ship bound for Hong Kong, a lonely civil servant meets a beautiful vivacious married woman. Seduction and an ensuing torrid affair lead to surprising consequences.

What at first seems a classic example of "Amor Fou" (a French term literally translated as "crazy love"), unfolds in a very unexpected way.

NOON DIVIDE was a play Claudel felt he had "written in his own blood". Using his own adulterous affair with Rosalie Vetch as his inspiration, Claudel explores human sexual passion, and its role within the architecture of Salvation.

This apparent tragedy of doomed love eventually reveals itself as a Divine comedy, much along the lines of his vast epic THE SATIN SLIPPER (which was also inspired by the same events in Claudel's life)

About this Event

Dates: October 29 - November 20th, 2010
Time: Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm
Additional Performances: Sat. Oct. 30th at 2, Mon. Nov. 1st at 7:30 and Thurs. Nov. 4th at 7:30
114th Street and Morningside Park (1 block from Columbia University) Take the #1 train to 116 St., then walk 2 blocks south and 2 blocks east
Tickets: $25

About the Director

Peter Dobbins
Artistic Director of the Storm Theater


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