ANAïS NIN ONE OF HER LIVES
ANAÏS NIN ONE OF HER LIVES
Wendy Beckett returned to the historic Athénée Theatre Louis–Jouvet in Paris to direct a reworking of her play ANAÏS NIN ONE OF HER LIVES for a limited season in March 2019.
Set in Paris in the 1930s this play traces the love triangle of Anais Nin, Henry Miller and his wife June. Like many artists of the era who travelled there in search of the aesthetic life -Paris offered an escape from their cultures and the confines of their morality. Paris was vibrant, romantic; everyone wanted to be there. Anais Nin is starting out as an author; Henry Miller is already well known. Anais must tread a difficult competitive path towards literary success. As a writer she seeks emotional intimacy with her reader yet paradoxically her prose only adds to her mystique.
CAST 2 women • 2 men
SETTING 1930s • Paris
Photos © 2019 Christine Coquilleau
Poster © 2019 Halcyon Pratt