Sartre Sings Tonight

Wonderful songs came out of France in the mid twentieth century: Les Trois Cloches (The Three Bells), Je suis comme je suis, Les feuilles mortes, La Vie En Rose, and Parlez-moi d’Amour… And here they are, presented in cabaret -- but with a story attached. 

Linn Lorkin was a kiwi girl in Paris. There, on a night as soft as milk, three luminaries of the Left Bank, philosophers and writers Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, drifted (or in Sartre’s case, staggered) into the café where Linn played piano. In the re-creation of that night we are given a score of songs of love and yearning and sadness and hope -- and that tension between life and death we call happiness.