Friday, April 23–Sunday, April 25, 2021
By Tania de Montaigne
Directed by Stéphane Foenkinos
Online • In French with English subtitles
Talk with Tania de Montaigne
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5pm ET
LIVE Online • In English
In Montgomery, Alabama, on the 2:30pm bus on March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give her seat to a white passenger. Despite threats, she remained seated. Thrown in jail, she decides to plead not guilty and to sue the city. No one before her had dared this.
Based on Tania de Montaigne’s eponymous novel, Noire is the story of this heroine, still alive but forgotten. Noire is also a portrait of this legendary city, where Martin Luther King, a 26-year-old pastor, and Rosa Parks, an unknown 40-year-old seamstress, crossed paths. Noire is the story of a fight that still goes on against racist violence and injustice.
The performance will be available to stream online all weekend from Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25. A link will be posted here.
On Saturday, April 24 at 5pm ET, Tania de Montaigne will present her creative process behind the performance of Noire and discuss what inspired her to bring the story of this little-known American heroine to a French stage.