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Written by Fabrice Melquiot a production of Compagnie l’heliotrope with Jim Fletcher and Michelle Stern
Directed by Paul Desveaux, Compagnie l’heliotrope
Translated in English by Kenneth Casler & Myriam Heard
Co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York and Abrons Arts Center


Following its 2018 New York Times critic’s pick premiere, POLLOCK returns to Abrons for a limited engagement. In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. POLLOCK explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Michelle Stern); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter.


Image: Laurent Schneegans