by Marie Ndiaye
Translated by Erika Rundle
directed by Carey Perloff
starring Ellen Karas
"I'm only going to say it one more time, Frank. I'm keeping Hilda."
Laura Pels makes her U.S. producing debut with HILDA. This provocative play opened at her theater in Paris, Theatre de L'Atelier and was awarded the Grand Prix de la Critique 2001-2002.
HILDA tells the haunting story of an upper-class woman's consuming obsession with the woman she hires to care for her children. The first play by the celebrated French-Senegalese novelist, Marie Ndiaye, a vibrant voice in French literature and only the second woman to be admitted to the Comedie-Francaise.
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