By Georgette Kelly
Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick
Originally scheduled for the 2019/2020 season
Postponed to a future date TBA
France, 2005: Zenab is an aspiring French-Moroccan artist, stuck giving tours of the room where Vincent Van Gogh died. When Vincent’s ghost begins to speak to her, she finds herself torn between her art and Avery, the American woman she’s fallen in love with. Meanwhile, race riots explode near Paris after two youths of color are killed in a police chase. Zenab joins the riots, easel in hand, to paint her own version of France—one that digs deeper than the postcard-perfect veneer sold to tourists. Inspired by the true story of Bouna Traoré, 15 and Zyed Benna, 17, whose deaths ignited weeks of sustained rioting across France.