L’Avant-Scène presents “Le Iench” by Eva Doumbia
Thu, 11/9 · 8:00 pm—10:00 pm · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater
Department of French and Italian; Humanities Council
As part of Eva Doumbia’s Short-Term Scholar visit in the Council of the Humanities and Department of French and Italian, L’Avant-Scène presents her play “Le Iench” (2020). 11-year-old Drissa, born in France of Malian descent, moves into a small-town house with his parents, twin sister, and little brother. He dreams of a family like those he sees in advertisements. But will he be able to escape the role society is trying to force upon him?
The performance will feature L’Avant-Scène actors Gil Joseph ’25, Jeielle Habinam ’26, Hervé Ishimwe ’24, John Patrick ’24, Darius Rudasingwa Ganza ’24, Oladoyin Phillips GS, Eddie Kong ’27, Mikaela Avankian ’24, Jordan Coty Eloundou Ndongo GS, and Clément Herman GS. Performed in French.