French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th St. between Madison & Park Aves.
Wednesday, May 8, $40, 7:30
French actor Emmanuel Noblet will be at FIAF on May 8 for the US premiere of the one-night-only, three-hundredth performance of The Heart (Réparer les vivants), his solo show based on the 2013 novel by Maylis de Kerangal. Noblet, who has appeared in such films as The Conquest and Chic! and such series as Scalp and Act of Crime, adapted and directed the show, in collaboration with Benjamin Guillard. The story takes place over the course of one twenty-four-hour period as a nineteen-year-old surfer dies tragically and there’s a race against time to harvest his heart for an immediate organ donation. The ninety-minute Théâtre Montansier de Versailles coproduction features the voices of de Kerangal, Guillard, Alix Poisson, Vincent Garanger, Constance Dollé, Stéphane Facco, Évelyne Pelerin, Anthony Poupard, Olivier Saladin, and Hélène Viviès, with lighting and videography by Arno Veyrat, sound by Sébastien Trouvé, acoustics by Cristián Sotomayor, and medical imagery by Pierre-Yves Litzler.