L’Effet de Serge is drama on a small scale, void of traditional thematic breadth and complex intrigues. The performance is the essence of frugality: no lavish dramatic gestures or abundant dialogue. The set is composed of empty walls, a ping-pong table, a snippet of a rug, a TV set, French doors opening onto a small garden. Serge’s subtle and focused concentration on his own universe highlights the implicit futility in our daily rituals and at the same time exposes the pleasure and necessity of these routines.

This project is supported by Étant donnés: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE.