by Olivier Cadiot
Translated by Cole Swensen
directed by Ludovic LaGarde, Compagnie Ludovic LaGarde
Lunch Thursday?—stop—we shall dance—stop—Gertrude. Lunch with Gertrude Stein? It's any avant-garde poet's dream. So the Fairy is off in a flash to perform with Gertrude and Alice Toklas. Heavy on performance and sporting a tight mini-skirt, she runs head-on into the domestic circus of the Stein household. A copious welcome awaits her: cooking lessons, literary theory, a royal slanging match, surprise party, Indian music...Stein would have loved it.
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