An Evening With Abby Paige
Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm
University of Maine, Orono
The Franco-American Center at the Orono campus of the University of Maine is an unbelievable resource, for Central Maine and for anyone interested in the French heritage of North America. In addition to the Center’s oral history archive, bibliography of Franco-American source materials, and monthly newsletter, the university maintains the country’s only (to my knowledge) Franco-American Studies program, which offers university classes and language programs to support the French-heritage student body and community nearby.
This month, I’m delighted to present a staged reading of a work-in-progress at the Center, a new performance piece tentatively entitled, Tous mes cousins / All My Cousins. Based on my own experiences as a Franco-American living in French Canada, the show will explore what it means to be French on both sides of the border, the affinities and ambivalences between distant relations, and why Jack Kerouac pisses me off. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us.
For more information, click here or visit the Franco-American Centre on Facebook.