Madeleine Remains: In Memory, A Wife of Genius, performed by Karen Ball
Madeleine Remains is the imagined memoir of Madeleine Gide, the great gay writer Andre Gide’s first cousin & wife. Almost nothing is known of shy Madeleine, nor of their long, unfulfilled marriage.
The monologue is extrapolated from one tiny, fascinating nugget: Although described as Gide’s “muse” and “rock,” Madeleine’s most famous act was to burn, in 1918, all of the Nobel winner’s love letters to her–letters he believed contained his finest writing–in revenge for his affairs with Algerian boys, and especially with Marc Allegret. Gide reportedly wept for a week over their loss.
An exploration of the cost of being intimate with genius.
At the STOREFRONT at PS
6/18 @ 10:45pm
6/22 @ 7:15pm
6/24 @ 7:15pm