“Speak Truth to Power”

Court in the Act, the theatre group of the European Court of Human Rights, will be performing  “Speak Truth to Power: voices from beyond the dark”, written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Andra Matei at 12.30 p.m. on 12 June, in the small hearing room of the Palais des Droits de l’Homme “At this difficult moment for Europe, for the world and for the cause of human rights, when the forces of regression and hatred are on the march everywhere, the news that my play Continue reading →

Rhapsody in Green

Last year Mike Maran revealed the secrets of Dante’s Divine Comedy with humour and wisdom. The audience was enchanted, and for non-native English speakers his diction was clear and accessible. This year he is bringing his latest Edinburgh Fringe success, John Muir: Rhapsody in Green, about the Scot who made a big impression on 19th century America where there are trails, lodges and glaciers named after him: he introduced a bill to Congress to make Yosemite a national park. 8 April 2017, Munsterhof, Strasbourg 19.30pm. Continue reading →

“Wanted Man” at the Camionneur

Tagora friend and supporter Marcel Soulodre (aka M. Soul) brings his international Johnny Cash tribute show to Strasbourg on 25 February 2017 at the Camionneur. He’ll be introducing a special guest: Selina Kenny, well-known to Tagora regulars, who will be contributing the “voice” of June Carter, Johnny’s wife and singing-partner. Continue reading →

Sir Roger Casement: Irish patriot, anti-slavery campaigner, homosexual, traitor …

The Rhine Valley Irish Association presents Casement by Christabelle Peters and Bartholomew Ryan This challenging new play, presented by the Rhine Valley Irish Association and performed by scholar, musician and co-writer Dr Bartholomew Ryan, offers a unique insight into the inner life of one of history’s more complicated figures. This production is sponsored by Kelly’s Síbín (4 rue du vieux Marché au vins, Strasbourg) and benefits from the generous support of Tagora. 19.00, 2 December 2016 Munsterhof 9 rue des Juifs Strasbourg The play will Continue reading →

Shakespeare at the European Court of Human Rights

Inspired by Tagora’s recent show, Will-ful Mischief, the theatre club of the European Court of Human Rights is staging Hamlet at the Court, with participation not only from Tagora members but also by judges, members of the Court’s registry and other Council of Europe staff members. It’s a lunchtime event which will take place at 12.30 on 1 December 2016 in the Human Rights Building. All are welcome, but those without a badge giving access to Council of Europe buildings should contact Julia Laffranque to allow for the Continue reading →

Remember my name

Young Actors Theater presents Fame Jr in six performances between 7 and 16 October. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, FAME JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. Continue reading →