Bar Omar supports creativity in all its forms, especially art that depicts the realities of our complex societies. And so we are proud to support a fantastic play by Georgette Kelly titled 'F*ck la vie d'artiste'.
Zenab is an aspiring French-Moroccan artist, stuck giving tours of the room where Vincent Van Gogh died. When Vincent’s ghost begins to speak to her, she finds herself torn between her art and Avery, the American woman she’s fallen in love with. Meanwhile, riots explode near Paris after two young men of color are killed in a police chase. Zenab joins the riots, easel in hand, to paint her own version of France—one that digs deeper than the postcard-perfect veneer sold to tourists.
This story is inspired by Bouna Traoré, 15, and Zyed Benna, 17, two teens who died electrocuted as they were fleeing the police. Symbol of the tense relationship and mistrust between police and youths, their deaths sparked weeks of sustained rioting across France in 2005.
The play will run from July 26 to July 30th, at Theater 54 @ Shetler Studios.
And bonus! As a Bar Omar customer, you get $5 off your ticket, by using the code FVAFRIEND.
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