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FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE: The 35th annual event has been in full swing since September, but some of the best theatre is yet to be harvested. A full month remains to see Robert Wilson's new production of Heiner Muller's Quartett at Theatre de L'Odeon. He first directed the script for American Repertory Theatre in the late 1980s. This production stars Isabelle Huppert and Ariel Garcia Valdes (who in turn directed the 1995 Spanish TV movie version). Another highlight is a trio of plays by the late Argentine-born French playwright Copi, directed by Marcial di Fonzo Bo: Loretta Strong spotlights one actor assaying multiple roles; in Le Frigo, the clothes make the man, but the costumes keep changing; La Tour de la Defense presents a loony vision of the Apocalypse complete with, among other oddities, a reptilian riff on the turducken. Next month Paris-based Les Possedes, with writer Jean-Luc Lagarce and director Rodolphe Dana, present Le pays lointain (The Far Countries), the story of a man without a history. Super 8mm images projected against a backdrop are the closest thing he's got to a memory. (Through Dec. 19; (33) 53-45-17-13;

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Author:Estvanik, Nicole
Publication:American Theatre
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUFR
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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