« Establishing a dialog takes time. Time is about to disappear. Nobody has time for anything anymore. » Thus spoke Wim Wenders yesterday morning on France Inter.

Time is what these two consumed copiously: Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller wrote each other passionate letters for more than thirty years. Oddly enough, it seems that no one had the idea to adapt it for stage but Swiss director Françoise Courvoisier.

Created in 2013 at the Poche Theater in Geneva, the play is supported by Frédéric Landenberg’s compelling performance as Henry Miller and Olivia Csiky Trnka’s exquisite interpretation as the high-spirited lover of sex and the arts.

Whereas contemporary art seems to be all about words, this ode to writing and epistolary love affairs is an exhilarating godsend of inspiration. Writing shapes up the mind, the hand sculpts the movement, the eye contemplates in infinite delight.

Olivia Csiky Trnka is Anaïs Nin in «A comme Anaïs», directed by Françoise Courvoisier, Illustration © Araso
Olivia Csiky Trnka is Anaïs Nin in «A comme Anaïs», directed by Françoise Courvoisier, Illustration © Araso

A comme Anaïs with Olivia Csiky Trnka and Frédéric Landenberg
Manufacture des Abbesses
Sundays at 8 pm
Mondays to Wednesdays at 9 pm
Until December 21st 2016