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W&L Students to Perform in Festival at French Embassy

French majors from Washington and Lee University will perform at La Maison Française at the French Embassy for the Festival of Francophone Cultures (Festival de la Francophonie 2012) on Wednesday, March 21, at 5 p.m., in Washington.

They will perform scenes in French from Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist play La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bald Soprano), directed by Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at W&L.

This is the 12th annual Festival de la Francophonie, which includes a series of cultural events in celebration of the diversity of the French-speaking world.

For more details, visit the website for Francophonie DC 2012, choose “Theatre,” and scroll down to see information about the W&L performance. La Maison Française is at 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington.

And if you don’t make it to the Washington performance, you can catch the show in Johnson Theatre of the Lenfest Center this Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge.